More earth tremors overnight were strong enough to stop fracking for a second time this month at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
This post tracks earth tremors induced by the second phase of fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.
“UK fracking debate likely to stay deadlocked as neither side makes a compelling case” – new research
Campaigners for and against fracking are failing to deliver a decisive blow to their opponents, according to a new study.
Jeremy Corbyn met campaigners outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool this afternoon and repeated his call on the government to ban fracking.
Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new business and energy secretary with responsibility for the onshore oil and gas industry. The new local government secretary, who will decide on two shale gas planning appeals, is Robert Jenrick.
The council where Aurora Energy Resources wants to drill and frack two shale gas wells has confirmed it continues to object to the process.
Support for fracking has recovered from a record low in the spring, according to results from the latest government attitudes survey. Opposition has fallen from a previous record high.
Councillors have voted to oppose fracking on the Somerset coast between Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea.
Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it was preparing to frack again at its shale gas site near Blackpool in Lancashire.
IGas has confirmed that restoration is now underway at its first shale gas site in the East Midlands.