The government is standing by its moratorium on fracking in England after new research concluded that induced earthquakes were hard to predict and manage.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla Resources, has described itself as “largely non-operational” following the moratorium on fracking in England.
Emissions from flares – including climate-damaging methane – could be underestimated, according to new research published today.
Lancashire residents are demanding to know whether emergency planners have updated the risks from Cuadrilla’s shale gas site following the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earth tremor.
The British Geological Survey has revised upwards the intensity of the UK’s most powerful fracking-induced earth tremor from “strong” to “slightly damaging”.
The largest earth tremor induced by fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool was recorded this evening.
Two scientists have said the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors could be relaxed with little risk to people.
Fracking near geological faults in former coal mining areas could trigger earthquakes and should not take place without careful assessment of all available geological data, according to one of the UK’s leading experts on the subject.
This round-up collects together studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on methane emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economics of fossil fuels, impacts of noise on health and dealing with waste.