Fracking Week In Westminster resumes after a break for the election campaign. This weekly report, usually posted on Fridays, includes transcripts of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. This week: Extracts from The Queen’s speech MPs’ responses to the Speech […]
IGas has identified a new site in north Nottinghamshire where it wants to explore for shale gas. Opponents of fracking have organised a campaign event for the weekend to raise awareness about the plans.
UK shale gas would make only a small dent in the nation’s net imports of gas, according to a briefing by Friends of the Earth. Reducing demand and electricity decarbonisation would have a much bigger impact.
Lancashire County Council has published the reasons for refusing Cuadrilla’s plans for testing and monitoring at its Grange Road site at Singleton. The decision is expected to be confirmed at a meeting of the council’s development control committee on Wednesday (20th May 2015).
Candidates who support fracking in marginal seats could face an electoral backlash, according to Greenpeace following polling in Lancashire.
Four National Parks identified as suitable for fracking attract millions of visitors, who spend nearly £2bn a year.
Creating a supply hub for the shale gas industry could generate £30bn and create 13,150 jobs at its peak, according to a new report published today. But Peel Gas & Oil, which commissioned the report, warned that if the UK took too long to establish the industry investors […]
The government cannot be trusted to regulate shale gas, according to more than 40% of people surveyed by Cardiff University. Just over 20% were confident that the government would do an adequate job.The rest didn’t know.
IGas boss, Andrew Austin, told an industry conference this afternoon the company’s well at Ellesmee Port in Cheshire was as good, if not better than anything the company had seen across north-west England.
Party manifesto mentions of onshore oil and gas (in alphabetical order)