Local councils in England are to be required to develop policies that “facilitate” onshore oil and gas developments, under revised government guidelines.
A campaigner who spent a night on top of a lorry carrying a drilling rig said people who oppose the onshore oil and gas industry must be able to take action.
DrillOrDrop’s January 2018 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2017 was another 50-year low for the industry.
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.