As two companies prepare to frack in northern England in the next few months, DrillOrDrop reviews new predictions about the future role of shale gas in the UK.
In this week’s update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Lorry protest in North Yorkshire layby; Campaigners removed from third tower.
The former executive of one of the INEOS chemical companies has been appointed head of INEOS Shale, the UK’s largest holder of shale gas exploration licences.
The shale gas operator that intends to frack at Kirby Misperton by Christmas has failed to file its company accounts on time for the second year running.
A shale gas company seeking to do tests on council land will have waited at least a year by the time it gets a decision.
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.”
Researchers meeting in Birmingham this week are to discuss a major study which aims to update evidence on the impact of fracking.