Controversial government plans to crack down on protests have been defeated by peers in a series of late night votes.
Angus Energy has reported increased estimates of cash flow from its Saltfleetby site in Lincolnshire. But the company is likely to have to wait longer to see them with another delay in the date when gas is expected to flow.
The UK government is consulting on changes to documents that guide decisions on major energy developments.
County councillors in Surrey are being urged not to accept their officials’ assessment of the benefits of gas exploration near the village of Dunsfold.
Angus Energy reported this morning it has withdrawn a planning application to test its oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
In this week’s listings: Cuadrilla due to start fracking at Preston New Road. Three campaigners jailed for fracking protest appeal against sentence. Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre to visit fracking opponents in Lancashire. National climate crisis rally at Cuadrila’s shale gas site.
Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week.
Weekend long read: Is shale gas nationally important and should decisions be taken out of local control?
The shale gas industry and its opponents had a rare moment of agreement in a committee room in Westminster this week.
A committee of MPs is to examine whether planning applications for fracking in England should be decided by a government minister, rather than local councils.
In this week’s listings: National anti-fracking rally, Preston New Road, Lancashire Meet the Regulators drop-in event, Doncaster Mardi Gras procession for Bury Hill Wood, Surrey Anti-fracking march, Mosborough, nr Sheffield Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour event, York Plus meetings, film screenings, lectures, regional gatherings