June 14th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: The Infrastructure Bill proposals to allow drilling without landowers’ consent The carbon footprint of different energy sources Gas prices Earthquakes Investment in liquified natural gas terminals Government visits to Lancashire With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
Seismic surveying could have avoided Lancashire fracking earthquakes, leading geologist tells conference
5th March 2014 UK Shale conference report 4 Professor Peter Styles, one of the UK’s leading experts on seismicity, said the Blackpool earthquakes in 2011 might have been avoided if Cuadrilla had carried out 3d seismic surveys before it fracked.
19/2/14 Development of a UK fracking industry could be threatened by uncertainty about the planning and approvals process, according to the Poyry consulting group. A report published by the company this week warned that investment in shale gas could be deterred because it was unclear whether the UK […]
18/2/14 The South Downs National Park Authority has halted consideration of Celtique Energie’s planning application for exploratory drilling at Fernhurst because key information is missing. The application will need to go through a new consultation and is unlikely to be decided until the summer. The authority’s chief executive, […]
Cuadrilla Resources has announced two new fracking sites near Blackpool: Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road near Little Plumpton. In a statement issued today (4/2/14), the company said it will apply for planning permission to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four […]
The Lancashire Evening Posts reports that Cuadrilla Resources has pledged to be “a good neighbour” and pay a community benefit of £100,000 for each exploration wellhead where fracking takes place in the county. The paper reports that the Community Foundation for Lancashire will run a pilot scheme managing community […]
The Blackpool Gazette reports Cuadrilla has pulled out of one of its potential fracking sites on the Lancashire coast. The company says it will not seek consent to frack for gas at Anna’s Road in Westby because of “technical constraints related to wintering birds”. Drilling was restricted to a […]