The government’s long-awaited Energy White Paper, published today, warned the oil and gas sector it “must go considerably faster in reducing its own carbon footprint or risk losing its social licence to operate”.
Oil and gas companies have been warned by their regulator to stop “navel gazing” and do much more to solve the challenges of climate change.
Author, fracking opponent and Green Party member, Alan Tootill, looks at how oil and gas companies have abandoned the idea of social licence for fracking and explores how campaigners against the industry could this use to their advantage.
Guest post by Peter Strachan and Alex Russell On Tuesday the US Environmental Protection Agency released its study concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process. In this guest post, professors Peter Strachan and Alex Russell assess the case […]
A member on Cheshire West and Chester Council is calling for a local referendum on plans by INEOS to frack for shale gas in her area.
The Swiss-based chemicals company, INEOS, looks unlikely to commit to shale gas surveying in Scotland until it knows whether the country’s moratorium on fracking will be lifted. A senior executive told DrillOrDrop he expects the company’s shale business will concentrate next on Cheshire and other areas of England, […]
The onshore oil and gas industry will be judged completely on how it works with local communities, the head of the trade body told a shale gas conference this morning.