DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the likely action on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2019
As 2018 concludes, DrillOrDrop has compiled some of the key statistics from the past 12 months for the UK onshore oil and gas industry.
The government’s new shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, is to meet representatives of residents living near Cuadrilla’s existing and proposed fracking sites in Lancashire.
In this guest post, Lancashire resident Barbara Richardson explains her frustration that the energy minister won’t meet local people to listen to their concerns about fracking.
The decision on whether Cuadrilla can drill and frack up to four shale gas wells at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool, is expected early in January 2019, according to the Planning Inspectorate.
As expected, Cuadrilla has been allowed to dispose of rainwater collecting on its Preston New Road fracking site in a nearby stream.
The outcome of the Roseacre Wood fracking inquiry, which ended last week, will be decided by James Brokenshire.