The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied for more time to restore an exploration site near the Ribble Estuary in Lancashire because it said the latest attempt has been prevented by nesting birds. Little Ringed Plovers laid four eggs within 12m of the well head and work would […]
Work at IGas’s shale gas site near Misson in north Nottinghamshire looks unlikely to start until at least June.
Earlier this week, researcher Russell Scott questioned whether restoration bonds for shale gas sites could protect communities. In this Guest Post, Chris Hesketh responds that they are a valuable campaign tool.
Council planners in Nottinghamshire were initially unable to work out the value of a financial bond covering restoration of the Misson shale gas site because the operator, IGas, didn’t give them enough information.
As councillors in Nottinghamshire prepare to consider a financial guarantee for what could be county’s second shale gas site, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Russell Scott, asks can bonds protect communities and do they risk setting a dangerous precedent?
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
A legal agreement required for final planning consent at Nottinghamshire’s first shale gas site has been delayed for another month.
The last excavator was moved off Rathlin Energy’s Crawberry Hill drilling site in East Yorkshire this afternoon. All the cabins have now gone and a small tarmac access to the field is all that remains of the site, where a well was sunk in 2013.
The Planning Inspectorate announced today it has granted permission for monitoring and site restoration at the Grange Hill exploration site near Singleton in Lancashire. But it has refused the company’s application for costs.
Traffic has become one of the most contentious issues in planning decisions for onshore oil and gas. Recently, it was behind the refusals of permission for fracking at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire and a conventional well between the West Sussex villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green. It was […]