DrillOrDrop’s checklist of what to look out for in 2022 on UK onshore oil and gas
2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
A government department has confirmed it has acted on a threat of legal action from the onshore shale gas industry over the moratorium on fracking.
The Australian owner of the fracking company, Cuadrilla, has blamed the UK government’s net zero policy for increasing energy prices.
IGas has confirmed it has relinquished the Tinker Lane shale gas licence in Nottinghamshire and written off £10m in exploration costs. But the company said it was continuing to work with regulators and government to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
Two years after the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earthquake, there’s no agreement on how to manage shale gas risks, an exploration company said today.
Nottinghamshire’s only remaining shale gas site has been ordered to be restored.
Nottinghamshire planners are recommending IGas should be given three more years to evaluate shale gas at a site near the village of Misson.
The government does not plan to support shale gas exploration or review its moratorium, a minister has said.
Planning consent has run out at Ineos’s shale gas site at Harthill in South Yorkshire.