The government was warned this morning to drop proposals to change the planning rules on shale gas.
A Conservative-led council which could see the first frack in North Yorkshire has overwhelming rejected government proposals to change planning policy for shale gas exploration.
A pipeline linking Third Energy’s gas production sites in the Vale of Pickering appears to be in the wrong place, North Yorkshire planners have told the company.
By Russell Scott and Melissa Jones of Spinwatch. Fracking firm Third Energy met North Yorkshire Police in February 2018 and discussed plans for a second shale gas well at its controversial KMA site in Kirby Misperton, new documents reveal.
Two consultations opened this afternoon on government proposals to fast-track decisions on shale gas developments in England.
Bunding designed to prevent pollution at Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton was in such a poor state during part of last month that it would not contain a spill, according to a warning from the Environment Agency.
May 2018 sees the continuing inquiry into INEOS shale gas plans in Harthill and the start of the company’s judicial review against the Scottish Government. Keep up with the news with DrillOrDrop’s digest of headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily.
Barclays suggested this morning that it had not sold Third Energy because fracking at the company’s gas site at Kirby Misperton site in North Yorkshire had been delayed by the government.
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.