A formal complaint has been lodged about a BBC interview with the chief executive of the shale gas company, Cuadrilla.
The MP representing the area around Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire has opposed efforts by some fellow Conservatives to lift the moratorium on fracking and relax regulations on earthquakes.
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have welcomed Cuadrilla’s announcement that it is to plug and abandon shale gas wells near Blackpool.
Rathlin Energy has given formal notice that it intends to apply for planning permission for expansion and long-term oil production at one of its sites in East Yorkshire.
The government has no plans to extend the moratorium on fracking to other forms of well stimulation, correspondence has revealed.
UK onshore oil production is being held back by new regulations on water reinjection, Angus Energy told investors this evening.
The maximum strength of tremors induced by new fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site has been estimated at 3.1ML, the company said in a document published today.
To shouts of “disgraceful” and “ridiculous”, Lancashire County Council voted to adjourn a debate on the regulation of earth tremors caused by fracking.
Results from the latest government survey on fracking shows that public opposition has risen to its highest level so far and support dropped to a record low.
Cuadrilla called today for changes to the regulations on seismicity induced by fracking to take account of ground vibration.