Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
The policing operation outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site has ended, Lancashire Constabulary has confirmed.
The government has given some details of what would be needed to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the possible action on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2020.
Shareholders in most UK onshore oil and gas companies could be forgiven for looking forward to the end of 2019.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
Cuadrilla’s Australian investor has suggested that the shale gas company will be looking at new exploration sites next year.
As the election draws to a close, campaigner Ada Zaffina sets out for the new government what she thinks is wrong with the moratorium on fracking.
The ruling has been delayed in an appeal by the first campaigners found guilty of breaching an injunction against anti-fracking protests.
Cuadrilla’s leading investor, AJ Lucas, has failed to raise its target in a recent share offer.