A member on Cheshire West and Chester Council is calling for a local referendum on plans by INEOS to frack for shale gas in her area.
The head of a research programme on fracking said today there were still gaps in the UK’s shale gas regulations.
Oil production in the Weald in southern England could generate around £52 billion over 40 years, according to forecasts published today by EY.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, is the speaker at a new parliamentary group on shale gas regulation, which meets next week.
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On Tuesday, we reported on complaints made by people living near the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey about a hydrocarbon smell that coincided with a flow test of the well.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Caroline Lucas asks about flood risk in drilling areas Chris Matheson asks about the methane leak in Porter Ranch, California Peers debate whether an amendment to a new bill could promote fracking in National Parks Thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts
The Swiss-based chemicals company, INEOS, looks unlikely to commit to shale gas surveying in Scotland until it knows whether the country’s moratorium on fracking will be lifted. A senior executive told DrillOrDrop he expects the company’s shale business will concentrate next on Cheshire and other areas of England, […]
Labour whips have just said that MPs have voted to allow fracking under National Parks and other protected areas. They say the result was 298 in favour and 261 against, a government majority of 37. The vote approved the government’s Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015. […]
The government has been accused of trying to push through rules on fracking under National Parks by calling a parliamentary vote with less than a day’s notice.