The Scottish Parliament is discussing fracking in a debate on environment and land reform. The SNP’s environment and climate change secretary Roseanna Cunninngham (left) opens the debate. Her party introduced a moratorium on fracking last year during a research and public consultation programme. Scottish Labour and the Greens have tabled amendments […]
Summary of recent activity on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including applications, consents and withdrawals.
The UK risks become a low-paid theme park for the world if it does not develop domestic shale gas, the commercial director of chemical manufacturer, Ineos, told a conference in London this morning.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world, including: Infrastructure Bill debate: defeat for fracking moratorium; Labour’s conditions adopted Scotland’s announcement of moratorium on fracking planning permissions Planning officers recommend refusal of Cuadrilla’s Fylde […]
Scotland and deep-level access The climate change minister, Amber Rudd, announced the government intended to introduce an amendment at the Report Stage of the Bill to remove Scotland from the provisions on the right to use deep level land for drilling.
Opponents of fracking have welcomed yesterday’s announcement giving responsibility for onshore oil and gas to the Scottish government.