An onshore oil and gas licence in southern England moved into its production phase this week. But the operator has not yet drilled a well in the area that has been proved to be successful.
A cross-party group of Scottish politicians has called on the Scottish Parliament to end its investment in fossil fuels.
A cross-party group of 200 current and former MPs has called for the parliamentary pension fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.
A lawyer for the Scottish Government has urged the Court of Sessions to dismiss a challenge by two gas companies to the moratorium on fracking.
UK fracking policy based on “outdated” reports but Scottish review is “model for the world” – academics
A new report has praised the Scottish government’s review of fracking while criticising the UK government’s approach to the issue.
After announcing an indefinite moratorium on fracking in Scotland, the Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, faced questions from MSPs. DrillOrDrop has picked out some of the key points from across the parliament.
The Scottish Government has turned its back on jobs and manufacturing with its announcement this afternoon on banning fracking, said INEOS shale in the past few minutes. The industry body, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, said the decision was based on “dogma not evidence or geo-political reality.”
As Cuadrilla prepares to drill the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells, research from a Scottish university suggests the country’s geology won’t support fracking.
Fracking Week in Parliament returns after a two-week break in references to fracking or shale gas in the UK’s parliaments. In this week’s post: Consultation on the shale gas wealth fund Incentives to fracking communities Labour amendment to prevent imposition of fracking on unwilling areas Scottish Conservative call […]
In the past few minutes, the Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of a ban on fracking.