As campaigners against drilling establish a camp outside Europa’s Kiln Lane site near Immingham, Biff Vernon outlines the local geology and explains what the well could mean for oil and gas development in the region
The out-going chair of the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee urged the next government to challenge opposition to fracking.
Celtique Energie announced this afternoon it would not be appealing against a refusal of planning permission to drill an exploratory well at Fernhurst in the South Downs National Park. And in a surprise announcement, the company also revealed it was pulling out of its appeal against the refusal […]
The chief executive of Cuadrilla, Francis Egan, rejected claims from a senior MP that the fracking industry was self-regulated. And he warned that nothing would get done if regulators were looking over the industry’s shoulder.
INEOS is extending its interests in shale gas under an agreement announced this morning with IGas. INEOS said the deal would make it the third largest holder of onshore oil and gas licences, with access to almost ¼ m acres of potential shale gas reserves.
Weekly update on parliamentary statements and questions on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments. This week: Government announces opening of bidding for extra money for local authorities dealing with shale oil and gas planning applications – statement Consultation opens on changes to planning laws for groundwater monitoring […]
Geologists attending a shale conference were warned not to be rude or patronising about the public.
Shale gas is unlikely to feature in the election campaign because it won’t win votes, MP Tim Yeo told a fracking conference today.
The petro-chemical company, Ineos, plans to drill its first exploratory well in Scotland this year and could start fracking in 2016.
The biggest constraint on a UK shale gas industry could be finding land suitable for drilling sites, the Shale UK conference heard this afternoon. Complex geology would also limit how, and where, companies can drill.