The largest shale gas exploration company in the UK was granted an interim injunction this afternoon against anti-fracking protesters.
A haulage company, which was making a delivery to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, has confirmed it is cutting its ties with the industry after its lorry was delayed by protests for more than three days.
A group supporting shale gas operations in Lancashire has invited business leaders to take part in a survey about attitudes to protester activity in the county.
Half an hour ago a second supplier pulled out of a contract with Cuadrilla for its fracking site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
Europa Oil and Gas has said it needs extra security to protect its oil exploration site near Leith Hill in Surrey from protesters.
The case against an anti-fracking protester arrested during demonstrations outside the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick Airport was dropped this afternoon.
Our digest of December’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including: