The constituencies of senior members of the cabinet will be untouched by fracking. But key red wall seats taken by the Conservatives from Labour in 2019, often with small majorities, are in shale gas areas.
The government has restated its support for the moratorium on fracking in England.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
The Scottish government has delayed its decision on whether to ban fracking.