The new MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk used his maiden speech to oppose fracking. Also this week: more fracking parliamentary questions from Preston’s Mark Hendrick. With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts.
A small but influential group of people have changed public perception against shale gas, Cuadrilla’s commercial director told a committee of MPs this afternoon. Tony Carruthers blamed anti-fracking campaigners for what he called “ridiculous scaremongering” and said their propaganda had been “extraordinarily successful”.
Third Energy’s planning application to frack in Ryedale contained missing, incorrect, vague and conflicting information. It used out-of-date maps and failed to consider the effect of fracking on air quality at a neighbouring tourist resort and caravan and camping park. Crucially, the application did not make it clear […]
The UK risks become a low-paid theme park for the world if it does not develop domestic shale gas, the commercial director of chemical manufacturer, Ineos, told a conference in London this morning.
Two peers have urged the government to ensure the south is not treated differently from the north over exploration for shale oil and gas.
The water and energy industries met under one roof today to talk fracking. A conference, hosted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, heard from regulators, the shale industry, consultancies, academics and a campaign organisation.
Events, conferences and key dates this month on fracking and onshore oil and gas. Updated throughout the month as we hear about events. Please let us know if we’ve not included your dates by clicking here.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world, including: Refusals of Cuadrilla’s planning applications to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood: reports, reaction, pictures Approval of Rathlin Energy’s plan for a second […]
Three Lancashire MPs – Mark Menzies, Mark Hendrick and Cat Smith – questioned ministers on key fracking issues this week. Read the transcripts of their questions, the government’s answers and other parliamentary business on: Steps to reduce seismic activity Monitoring of abandoned shale gas wells Flaring at shale […]
Yesterday the government published an uncensored report on the impacts of shale gas development on rural areas. The document had first been published 11 months ago with more than 60 sections blanked out. But llast month, the Information Commissioner gave Defra, which commissioned the report 30 days to […]