Students looking for a career in the onshore oil and gas industry were expected to enrol in a new national college this month.
This post collates links to studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and contamination risks.
Government climate adviser calls for tighter shale gas regulation so that leaks can be fixed rapidly
The UK must take rapid action to deal with any leaks from onshore shale gas wells, as part of efforts to avoid breaching carbon budgets, the government’s adviser on climate change said today.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Bonds for fracking sites Fracking and climate change in Scotland
A council in what could be one of the country’s leading shale gas areas has agreed a new policy document to help it deal with planning applications.
Local communities hold the least power in the planning process and central government and developers hold the most, according to a survey of councillors across the UK.
Guest post by Peter Strachan and Alex Russell On Tuesday the US Environmental Protection Agency released its study concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process. In this guest post, professors Peter Strachan and Alex Russell assess the case […]
A supporter and opponent of onshore fracking went head to head at Westminster yesterday in a debate on shale gas.
DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of July and later in the year here
Oil and gas companies have given up 14 UK onshore exploration licences, according to information released by the government today. In 17 licence areas, the government has allowed companies more time to carry out exploration. And in another 16 there are new agreements to drill, frack or carry […]