INEOS is extending its interests in shale gas under an agreement announced this morning with IGas. INEOS said the deal would make it the third largest holder of onshore oil and gas licences, with access to almost ¼ m acres of potential shale gas reserves.
Soil samples from a field next to the Barton Moss hydrocarbon site in Salford had dangerous levels of contamination, a court heard today. But more testing is needed to establish where the contamination came from.
A shale gas industry in the UK would be concentrated on a smaller number of sites than happens in the US, the chief operating officer of IGas told the Shale UK conference this morning. John Blaymires said: “We are never going to develop shale gas in the way […]
Summary of recent activity, applications and decisions on UK onshore oil and gas. The list is organised alphabetically first by country, then county and site. (Spool down for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.)
The UK has so much onshore shale gas it would have offshore operators licking their lips, the chief operating officer of IGas told an industry conference this morning. But John Blaymires, speaking to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said meaningful production was unlikely before the end of the […]
Operators started drilling (spudded) 19 onshore oil and gas wells in 2014, four more than in 2013, but 10 down on 2011. Click here for 2013 figures and charts. Based on information from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 10 of the 2014 spudded wells were […]
Our review of some of the key events and announcements on fracking and onshore oil and gas for in 2015 Parliament The Committee stage of the Infrastructure Bill resumes with two sessions on Tuesday 6th January and continues on Thursday 8th, Tuesday 13 and Thursday 15th January 2015. […]
A UK fracking industry could be dominated by overseas companies that fly in staff and equipment and take their profits home, a new business group has warned.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world including: IGas spuds well at Ellesmere Port; seismic testing near Chester; new drilling plans for Kent Ineos announces £640m investment in shale and faces community backlash […]
IGas issued a statement this morning saying an earlier announcement about the share dealings of its chief executive, Andrew Austin, had been “full and correct disclosure” under market rules.