Opponents of fossil fuel developments in southern England have described the government’s climate criteria for future oil and gas licences as “inherently flawed”.
The UK government is seeking views on new climate criteria that oil and gas projects must meet to be approved.
A new report published today shows that the UK has increased its oil and gas production since declaring a climate emergency in 2019.
The regulator of the oil and gas industry has no power to secure decommissioning of onshore sites, the High Court heard today.
UK onshore oil production fell in 2019 to its lowest point for eight years, official data has revealed.
In this guest post, anti-fracking campaigner and researcher, Ben Dean, argues that successive Conservative-led governments have failed to have full confidence in the onshore fracking industry.
Who pays for clean-ups and decommissioning if an onshore operator goes bust? It’s a question that is concerning MPs and landowners. In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Ben Dean, looks at the rules for decommissioning and argues for tougher controls.
UK onshore oil production fell to a seven-year low in 2018, according to official data.
Owners of fracking sites may be liable for the clean-up if project backers go out of business, MPs said in a report published today.
Campaign groups opposed to Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire said this afternoon they weren’t surprised by reports that the company was seeking funds from rival operators.