The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has breached rules on monitoring the flare at its Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.
Emissions of methane from fossil fuels have been underestimated by up to 40%, according to a new study.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
Cuadrilla’s Australian investor has suggested that the shale gas company will be looking at new exploration sites next year.
Campaigners from Extinction Rebellion have locked themselves together to block the entrance of the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick.
Cuadrilla has confirmed that it has finished the flow test on its second horizontal shale gas well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool.
Cuadrilla has been given permission to use a technique at its Lancashire fracking site which could see the release of methane and other gases into the atmosphere.