The Prime Minister has intervened in proposals for a shale wealth fund to include an option to make direct payments to people affected by fracking.
The gas industry welcomed the approval this evening for what could be the first fracked well in the UK since 2011 but it was careful not to appear celebratory. Ken Cronin, of the industry group, UKOOG, (pictured right) said: “It is not a precedent. It is a continuation. […]
The government has been accused of attacking democracy and privately contradicting public statements, following publication at the weekend of a leaked letter on fracking policy.
Councillors in North Yorkshire want detailed information to be collected about the health of local people before fracking starts.
“Talking to communities is first priority” Cuadrilla Awarded eight licences cover 18 blocks, including a large area in the Cleveland Basin. Francis Egan, its chief executive, said in a statement: “The award of these licences gives Cuadrilla a leading position in each of the three most prospective shale […]
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, told a meeting at Westminster today that the UK would need to drill 100-200 wells before it knew whether its shale gas could be fracked.
One of Britain’s biggest trades unions has backed its leadership in favour of fracking for UK shale gas.
The onshore oil and gas industry will be judged completely on how it works with local communities, the head of the trade body told a shale gas conference this morning.
After months of shying away from debates about fracking, the onshore oil and gas industry now wants to talk. The industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) is inviting people to submit questions about shale to its new Talk about shale website.
11th August 2014 An opinion survey for the UK Onshore Operators’ Group out today found 57% of respondents thought fracking for shale gas should go ahead, while only 16% were opposed. 27% said ‘Don’t know’.