In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Fylde MP, Mark Menzies, calls on government to ensure shale gas decisions are made locally Confusion in the House of Lords about oil and gas licensing in Scotland
The Energy Minister, Matthew Hancock, has insisted UK shale gas is already strongly regulated, in response to a call for independent scrutiny of the industry.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 19th December 21014 This week saw new amendments to the Infrastructure Bill Our Report. The Prime Minister also faced tough questioning about fracking regulations from members of the Liaison Committee, […]
The chemicals company Ineos, which runs the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant and refinery in the Firth of Forth, announced plans today to invest up to £640m in shale gas exploration. The investment is dependent on Ineos being successful in its recent applications for oil and gas drilling licences. Chairman […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 31st October 2014 Costs of the 14th licensing round Number of objections to fracking With thanks to Theyworkforyou.com
The government is going ahead with plans to change the trespass law to give underground access to oil and gas drilling companies, despite more than 40,000 objections.
The government has dismissed concerns about the impact of fracking on health, water quality, climate change and local businesses. It also rejected criticism of conflicts of interest and a failure to take part in public debates about fracking.