One well would have to be drilled and fracked every day for 15 years to produce enough gas to replace half future UK gas imports, according to new study for Friends of the Earth.
A policy requiring a distance of 500m between homes and fracking sites in North Yorkshire got official backing today – but the fracking industry immediately threatened to challenge it in court.
A footpath alongside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire has reopened after delays to the company’s planned operations.
April 2018 sees inquiries into Cuadrilla and INEOS shale gas plans and the start of a 13-week campaign against fracking in Lancashire. Keep up with the news with DrillOrDrop’s digest of headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily.
Drone pictures taken today of Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site in North Yorkshire show that the site has now been cleared.
Fracking Week in Parliament. What is the government doing to determine whether there’s any evidence that Russia has issued fake news to discredit the UK fracking industry? This question was put to ministers by the former Conservative Home Office Minister, David Maclean.
Campaign groups opposed to Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire said this afternoon they weren’t surprised by reports that the company was seeking funds from rival operators.