A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
IGas announced today it had encountered a hydrocarbon-bearing shale sequence at its exploration well at Misson in north Nottinghamshire. The news coincided with a Mad Hatter’s tea party organised outside the site by drilling opponents.
The UK shale gas industry has upgraded production estimates by more than 70% following early results from two sites.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has confirmed that its technical director, Mark Lappin, is retiring from his full-time post next week.
Cuadrilla issued a statement this afternoon in response to the decision by the local government secretary, James Brokenshire, to refuse permission for the company’s drilling and fracking plans at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool. Full details
A Conservative MP said this evening he was disappointed with the response of senior civil servants to his questions on the decommissioning of shale gas wells.
Cuadrilla has called for an urgent review of the rules on earth tremors caused by fracking after revealing that it fully fractured only two of 42 planned stages at its shale gas well near Blackpool.
UK fracking tremor rules “absurd and unworkable”, says Ineos – campaigners accuse company of “aggressive and misinformed attack”
The UK’s biggest shale gas licence-holder has accused the government of “shutting down shale by the backdoor” with rules on fracking-induced earth tremors.
Summary of recent activity and expected operations at key sites, including applications, decisions, company plans and licence changes.
A publicity video used by Cuadrilla as evidence of the first shale gas production from its site in Lancashire may not be quite what it seemed.