Dart Energy has dropped its appeal over plans to drill for coal bed methane near Ellesmere in Shropshire. The company’s owners, IGas, also announced today it was abandoning the site. Local campaigners have welcomed the decision. Frack Free Dudleston said this afternoon it was “delighted” with the news.
A trial of more than 40 people arising from anti-fracking protests at the Barton Moss gas drilling site has been adjourned for the second day because no prosecutor was available.
The trial in Manchester of more than 40 people on charges arising from last year’s protests outside the IGas drilling site at Barton Moss has been adjourned until tomorrow morning (Friday).
A judge in Manchester said the failure of prosecutors to provide a barrister for an on-going case involving the IGas drilling site at Barton Moss was “inexcusable” and “unacceptable”.
The latest government information shows five onshore oil and gas wells were completed in the UK in first half of 2015. This is two fewer than for the same time last year and four down on 2013.
Dart Energy’s trouble-hit plans to test drill for coal bed methane at Dudleston Heath in Shropshire now look doomed. The licence giving access to the proposed site at Brooklands Farm has lapsed and campaigners who blockaded the entrance have begun dismantling their protection camp. The local opposition group, […]
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Anti-drilling campaigners say they are “staggered” to discover that the UK’s first coal bed methane production site operates legally without environmental permits. They say this calls into question government statements that the regulation of the oil and gas industry is “gold standard”.
IGas announced it would submit a planning application to drill exploratory wells in Nottinghamshire in the next quarter. The company in its annual accounts released today said if it received consent it would expect to start drilling in the first half of next year.
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