Opponents of fracking have described today’s withdrawal of an order to plug and abandon Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas wells as ‘kicking the fracking can down the road ‘. More details
Shale gas companies have received refunds on their onshore licence fees because of the moratorium on fracking in England.
The Oil & Gas Authority became the North Sea Transition Authority, or NSTA, this morning.
Hundreds of tonnes of climate-warming methane is being released into the atmosphere by the UK’s longest continuously producing onshore oil well, despite curbs ordered by the environmental regulator.
For the first time since 1935, no onshore oil or gas wells were drilled in a calendar year, according to 2021 data from the industry regulator.
Two years after the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earthquake, there’s no agreement on how to manage shale gas risks, an exploration company said today.
This post has links to more than 70 studies, briefings and research papers on fracking and the UK onshore oil and gas industry published since 2018.
The government is standing by its moratorium on fracking in England after new research concluded that induced earthquakes were hard to predict and manage.
There was a real risk that Third Energy might not be able to decommission its gas wells in North Yorkshire under new owners, the High Court was told today.
The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.