Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk. Opponents of the scheme for 22 new wells and 14 new sites described the decision as “fantastic news”.
Scottish government officials are suggesting that an inquiry into drilling for coal bed methane that closed six years ago should re-open.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
A ministerial statement is due later this week on Scotland’s policy on unconventional oil and gas.
Opponents of fracking called today on the Scottish government to ban fracking “once and for all”.
The Scottish government has delayed its decision on whether to ban fracking.
DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the likely action on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2019