The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has said he is preparing to consider the next steps on fracking.
Opponents of fracking have described today’s withdrawal of an order to plug and abandon Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas wells as ‘kicking the fracking can down the road ‘. More details
The oil and gas regulator has withdrawn its order requiring Cuadrilla to plug and abandon its two shale gas exploration wells at Preston New Road in Lancashire.
Anti-fracking groups are expected to converge on Blackpool tomorrow for a protest outside the Conservative Party’s spring conference.
The oil and gas industry regulator has said it would consider postponing the abandonment of Cuadrilla’s fracked wells in Lancashire by up to a year.
Government appeared to be considering a u-turn this afternoon on the order to Cuadrilla to plug and abandon its shale gas wells at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
A crane has been installed today at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road in Lancashire.
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The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, spent $900,000 in six months last year mostly on strategies to lift the fracking moratorium and administer its UK licences, it emerged today.
The government has restated its support for the moratorium on fracking in England.