7th June 2014 MPs wanted to talk about fracking and shale gas this week. The issue came up during the debate on the Queen’s Speech on June 4th and during discussion of the Finance Bill on June 5th. Below, with help from Theyworkforyou.com we’ve included transcripts about shale […]
7th June 2014 Below is a transcript of a written statement by Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, made on June 5th on the Government’s plans to change the trespass laws for onshore oil and gas companies. For more parliamentary discussion on shale gas and fracking this week, click: Latest Fracking […]
June 7th 2014 The spotlight turned onto fracking and shale gas during the last week in Westminster. The Queen’s Speech on Wednesday (June 4th) included legislation to change the trespass laws to make it easier for exploration companies to drill under private land without permission. There was a […]
Countryside group urges government to ditch plans that would “reduce safeguards” at oil exploration sites
3rd June 2014 A countryside group has called on the government to uphold environmental standards at onshore oil exploration sites, not reduce them.
Weald shale oil could be a “difficult play” for fracking industry – and there’s no shale gas, report finds
23rd May 2014 There could be up to 8 billion barrels of oil under the Weald in southern England, according to a report out today. But it may be difficult to extract – and there’s unlikely to be any shale gas.
23rd May 2014 The British Geological Survey has published its report on the Weald shale report. The report, commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), says the range of shale oil in place is estimated to be between 2.20 and 8.57 billion barrels (bbl) or 293 and […]
May 16th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: Critique of the Public Health England report on shale gas extraction Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and US Tax allowances for onshore oil and gas operators With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
14th May 2014 The study by the British Geological Survey of potential oil and gas resources in the Weald will be “finished fairly soon”, a shale gas conference heard this morning.
13th May 2014 Shale gas can’t be a significant part of UK energy if we want to avoid damaging climate change, a researcher in carbon emissions told an industry conference this afternoon.
13th May 2014 Senior politicians who want the fracking industry to go much faster are out of step with the wishes of the operators, a major shale gas conference heard today.