Plans by IGas to drill and frack for shale gas on Ince Marshes in Cheshire appear to have been shelved.
Updated. IGas is demanding to know when the government will announce its decision on shale gas plans in Cheshire.
The former head of BP and the fracking firm Cuadrilla has warned that oil prices will remain low for “some considerable time”.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
Losses in IGas more than doubled in 2019 to more than £50m as the company turned its back on shale exploration in north west England, annual accounts have revealed.
UK onshore oil production fell in 2019 to its lowest point for eight years, official data has revealed.
The result of an appeal by IGas over plans to test a shale gas well at Ellesmere Port has been delayed.
IGas reported today it was working on contingency plans in case its operations were affected by the coronavirus.
A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.
IGas should not be allowed to dispose of radioactive wastewater in a well at its Singleton oil site in the South Downs, campaigners have argued.