An oil exploration well in one of the most sensitive parts of the country has lacked scrutiny because of legal loopholes.
The risk of earthquakes from well operations such as acidisation, water reinjection and pressure release should be controlled in the same way as fracking, a parliamentary meeting heard today.
UK oil and gas companies are regularly breaching regulation of their operations with little consequence, new research published today concludes.
An engineer who has called for stricter regulation of fracking was subjected to a public campaign to discredit him, a disciplinary investigation by his professional body has noted.
A Conservative MP from a constituency with an Ineos shale gas site is seeking to introduce legislation to stop fracking companies causing earthquakes.
The Health and Safety Executive has reported that Tony Almond, who worked on onshore oil and gas policy, has died following a heart attack.
A former energy secretary has urged the government to uphold the safety rules he introduced six years ago on fracking-induced earth tremors.