The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, wants more time at its gas production site at Elswick in Lancashire.
The moratorium on fracking, along with planning delays and weak commodity prices are a challenge for the future, Egdon Resources has concluded
Cuadrilla’s leading investor, AJ Lucas, has failed to raise its target in a recent share offer.
Industry and government blamed public opposition to fracking for the slow progress of the UK shale gas industry, according to a secret official report finally released.
Ineos has told residents in south Yorkshire that the government’s fracking moratorium announced earlier this month does not affect its shale gas plans for the village of Harthill.
As the dust settles on the government’s fracking U-turn, former ministerial adviser professor Peter Styles explains why definitions matter and how one part of England could be excluded from the moratorium.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.