Operators of a third of the UK’s newest onshore shale gas licences have been given more time for exploration.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
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Two UK onshore companies announced today they were temporarily shutting-in some sites to cut production following falling oil and gas prices
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.