UK anti-fracking campaigners have joined calls to block an expansion plan by the petrochemical company Ineos in Belgium.
Climate campaigners from across Europe are reporting they have occupied a site earmarked for Ineos major Ineos chemicals complex in Belgium.
Regulation of the UK onshore shale industry is “lax, fragmented and frequently incompetent”, a new study has concluded.
The MP for an area with two potential shale gas sites is expected to call in parliament for a permanent ban on fracking in his constituency.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
Official documents confirm that an Ineos company has been awarded permits to drill the Texas shale.
Updated. IGas is demanding to know when the government will announce its decision on shale gas plans in Cheshire.
The government has delayed the result of the planning appeal over Ineos shale gas plans in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
Lawyers for UK Oil & Gas said five women campaigners should be barred from trying to quash an injunction against protests at its sites in Surrey and Sussex.