Lorries have been taking equipment off Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool over the past two days.
Residents in a south Yorkshire village are raising money to oppose shale gas exploration proposals by Ineos, largely owned by the UK’s richest man, the billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.
Cuadrilla called today for changes to the regulations on seismicity induced by fracking to take account of ground vibration.
Exploratory drilling, fracking and production could be underway at the same time across multiple wells on several pads in a shale gas field, a company suggested today.
The shale gas industry was warned today it must tackle the problem of who pays for decommissioning if the operator goes out of business.
Two-thirds of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well was not fracked during a nine-week operation last autumn, according to reports that the company, Cuadrilla, tried to keep secret.
A parliamentary group is seeking expert evidence on earthquakes caused by fracking.