Opposition to fracking has reached a record high of 45%, according to a quarterly government survey of public attitudes.
Egdon Resources has said it is cutting costs because low oil prices following the coronavirus outbreak have hit profitability in its fields.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.
The latest findings from the government survey of attitudes to fracking in the UK shows dwindling support for the second quarter running.
The latest findings from the government’s quarterly survey of attitudes to fracking shows levels of support continue to lag behind opposition but the gap appears to be closing.
Support for fracking has risen slightly, according to the latest survey in ongoing government research. But the proportion who “strongly support” fracking has dropped to its lowest level.