Planning consent has run out at Ineos’s shale gas site at Harthill in South Yorkshire.
Labour’s bid to ban fracking in England was defeated in parliament this afternoon. The party’s amendment to the Environment Bill was rejected by 357 votes to 216.
Final consent had not yet been granted for the stimulation of the Wressle oil well in North Lincolnshire, Union Jack Oil confirmed today. But the company announced that tests on wells at two West Newton sites in East Yorkshire were expected soon.
The definitions of fracking in the UK are limited, ambiguous and inconsistent, a new study has said.
The government’s climate advisor has said the ongoing moratorium on fracking in England should not be lifted without considering the impact of shale gas on greenhouse gas emissions.
Public concerns about fracking have shaped opinion about new technologies regarded as vital to achieving UK climate targets, a new study has revealed.
The Australian mining company that owns Cuadrilla is back in profit, partly thanks to benefits from the UK tax system.
The energy minister has confirmed that a small-scale form of fracking, planned for a site in Lincolnshire, is not covered by the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2020 fell to a 70-year low.
DrillOrDrop reviews what might happen in 2021 to UK onshore fracking and other oil and gas developments.