A Conservative backbencher has challenged the Prime Minster to change the regulations that allow fracking companies to self-monitor their operations.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 12th December 21014 This week saw the Infrastructure Bill’s Second Reading debate in the House of Commons. A Lancashire Conservative MP voted against the Government and another warned he would […]
Local authorities lack competence to deal with important issues in shale gas planning applications, according to a majority of respondents to a new survey.
205 anti-fracking groups from across the UK have signed a letter to David Cameron calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 5th December 21014 This week saw the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – see our report on the Statement’s plans for a sovereign wealth fund and money for public information on shale […]
Government support for fracking has made people less likely to believe that decisions about shale gas will be objective and independent, according to new research. The study for the Department of Energy and Climate Change also found that the more people learned about shale gas, the more opposed […]
Sovereign wealth fund Michael Bradshaw, professor of global energy at Warwick Business School, told ThisIsMoney.co.uk the wealth fund was “laudable” but “premature in the extreme, as we do not yet know if we have a commercial opportunity’.
The government announced a £5m fund in yesterday’s autumn statement to provide public information on shale gas regulation.
Two discussions of the shale industry yesterday revealed very different views on the fight for public acceptance. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, meeting in Westminster, heard claims from government and industry representatives that they were winning the argument over fracking. But speakers at […]
The rate of onshore oil and gas drilling in the UK is “glacially slow”, the organisation representing the fracking industry said yesterday.