A shale gas company is offering £200 to selected residents in the area around north Nottinghamshire who allow access to their gardens for seismic surveying in preparation for fracking.
A company which supports the shale industry has proposed that proceeds from fracking should be used to makes homes more energy efficient and to pay for household renewable energy schemes.
The Prime Minister has intervened in proposals for a shale wealth fund to include an option to make direct payments to people affected by fracking.
A member on Cheshire West and Chester Council is calling for a local referendum on plans by INEOS to frack for shale gas in her area.
People living near proposed shale gas exploration sites have raised concerns over whether their communities will receive payments promised by the industry.