An application for a licence to explore for shale gas in south west County Fermanagh has prompted questions and opposition among anti-fracking campaigners and local people.
A dozen onshore oil and gas licences, including one in Scotland, have been extended even though the operators have not met commitments to drill an exploration well.
Last year campaigner Ben Dean brought a legal challenge against the Oil & Gas Authority, the body which issues exploration licences to drilling companies on behalf of the government. He argued that the OGA had made unlawful changes to a licence for the area near Chester where he […]
For this weekend’s long read, Ben Dean explores the rules behind onshore Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLs) and examines the decisions to be made for a group of PEDLs this year.
The Environment Agency has made five visits to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site since November 2016, of which one was unannounced, according to written parliamentary answers this week.
Opponents of fracking have welcomed yesterday’s announcement giving responsibility for onshore oil and gas to the Scottish government.