Fracking Week in Parliament The government has not estimated the potential effect on employment of shale gas, according to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry. Nor has it assessed the likely volume of flowback waste.
Fracking Week in Parliament Companies that apply for oil and gas exploration licences are judged mainly on their ability and their finances, a government minister has confirmed.
Fracking Week in Parliament Cuadrilla has been asked to address surface water management on its site at Preston New Road, as a priority, the Environment Minister wrote last week.
The Government has confirmed it has received an application for hydraulic fracturing consent for Third Energy’s wellsite in North Yorkshire.
Ministers revealed this week that ambulances were called six times to incidents at or near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in July and that government departments discuss anti-fracking protests.
Councillors in North Yorkshire want detailed information to be collected about the health of local people before fracking starts.
Fracking Week in Westminster returns after the summer recess with questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas