A government minister has dismissed calls to put the moratorium on fracking in England into law.
Cuadrilla’s Australian owner has condemned the reinstatement of the moratorium on fracking in England as a betrayal of the shale gas industry.
The oil and gas operator, Egdon Resources, has reported increased revenues of more than 530% because of rising production and prices.
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Three years ago today, the government formally confirmed a moratorium on fracking in England.
Anti-fracking groups in Lancashire are calling on the government and regulators to order the permanent plugging and abandonment of wells at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.
Fracking industry warns “great economic, environmental and geopolitical cost” from renewed moratorium
The shale gas lobbying organisation has accused the government of dealing in “ideology and fiction” by reinstating the moratorium on fracking.
The new business secretary has formally reinstated the moratorium on fracking in England.
Anti-fracking groups have welcomed confirmation from Downing Street that Rishi Sunak will reimpose the moratorium in England.
Rishi Sunak has hinted that the moratorium on fracking for shale gas in England will be reinstated.