The new business secretary has formally reinstated the moratorium on fracking in England.
The UK’s official advisor on climate change has said it would support a government presumption against future oil and gas exploration.
DrillOrDrop reviews what might happen in 2021 to UK onshore fracking and other oil and gas developments.
On the first anniversary of the moratorium on fracking, shale gas industry proposals to deal with earthquakes have been dismissed as “insufficient”.
An application for a licence to explore for shale gas in south west County Fermanagh has prompted questions and opposition among anti-fracking campaigners and local people.
Greater Manchester announced a policy this morning which would have the effect of blocking fracking across one of the UK’s major shale gas regions.
Councillors in Gloucestershire have supported a motion repeating their opposition to fracking in the county. They also condemned individual payments to people in fracking areas and calling for a review of Government policy on the issue.
DRILLORDROP’S 1,000TH POST Our digest of September’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them – in the UK and around the world.
Northern Ireland’s environment minister officially said no to fracking today but he did not impose a moratorium or permanent ban. Mark H Durkan included a presumption against unconventional hydrocarbon extraction in the Strategic Planning Policy Statement, a new guide for the planning system.