Landowners on the edge of the Mendip hills in Somerset have been approached by an oil and gas explorer, who wants to test for hydrocarbons.
Opposition to fracking has risen to near record levels in the latest government public attitudes survey with a big increase in concern about earthquakes. Support for fracking fell to a joint record low.
Graphic of drilling through an idealised shale rock layer. Source: Cuadrilla Resource In the past few years, the locations of geological faults and even whole rock strata have moved as we learn more about the geology below Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site.
The government has resumed its quarterly survey of public attitudes to fracking and shale gas. The latest results, published this morning, show support for fracking stands at 15%, down 3 percentage points, and opposition at 31%, down 1 point.
For the first time since 2013, a quarterly public attitudes survey for the government has not asked questions on whether people support or oppose fracking.
In this week’s listings Decision expected on Ineos plans for shale gas exploratory drilling at Bramleymoor Lane in Derbyshire; First anniversary of Green Monday protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site; Latest release of data in government public attitudes to fracking survey; Start of Lancashire lorry […]
A survey out today has found that 80% of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a licence to explore for shale gas believe that planning applications should be required before drilling.