UK shale gas reserves may be “markedly lower than previously thought”, according to research published today.
“New methane study backs climate case against fracking” – campaigners; “erroneous conclusions” – industry
Opponents of onshore shale gas in the UK have said new research on global methane emissions supports their call for a ban on fracking on climate change grounds.
As geologists continue to disagree about the cause of the Surrey earthquakes, a local MP has urged the government to investigate any link with oil operations.
‘Government is using Lancashire residents as guinea pigs in a fracking impacts experiment’ – doctors
An open letter from two doctors has accused the energy minister, Claire Perry, of using Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool to study the impact of toxic chemical emissions on people. Consultants’ letter to Claire Perry
A report relied upon by the Government in its support for shale gas extraction is to be updated.
This post collates links to more than 30 studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and […]
Scientists have called for investigations into the levels of methane released from oil and gas sites after a study concluded that global levels of some hydrocarbons in the atmosphere had been underestimated.