For the first time since 1935, no onshore oil or gas wells were drilled in a calendar year, according to 2021 data from the industry regulator.
A government department has confirmed it has acted on a threat of legal action from the onshore shale gas industry over the moratorium on fracking.
The Australian owner of the fracking company, Cuadrilla, has blamed the UK government’s net zero policy for increasing energy prices.
Two years after the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earthquake, there’s no agreement on how to manage shale gas risks, an exploration company said today.
The UK’s health and safety watchdog has accepted it did not inspect the management of silica sand at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool.
Shale gas companies are working with two British universities to investigate whether UK boreholes could be turned into deep science laboratories.
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The government’s climate advisor has said the ongoing moratorium on fracking in England should not be lifted without considering the impact of shale gas on greenhouse gas emissions.
People living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site have reacted with concern following news that the Health and Safety Executive is facing questions from MPs about its monitoring of silica sand.
The UK’s health and safety watchdog is facing questions from MPs over the way it monitored risks from silica sand at Cuadrilla’s fracking site.