The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
The trial of 12 anti-fracking campaigners who parked a caravan in front of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site has been abandoned.
More than a third of damage reports following the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earthquake in Lancashire last year were from one town, according to data released this week.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
Complex geology in one of the UK’s leading shale gas regions places a major constraint on exploration and production, scientists have concluded.
Plans by IGas to drill and frack for shale gas on Ince Marshes in Cheshire appear to have been shelved.
The result of an appeal by IGas over plans to test a shale gas well at Ellesmere Port has been delayed.
The government has delayed the result of the planning appeal over Ineos shale gas plans in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
Cuadrilla has taken more equipment off its fracking site near Blackpool this week.
A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.