Events in August 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
Calls by the shale gas industry to relax the rules on earth tremors induced by fracking are not widely supported by the public, according to a new poll.
New application on Dunsfold drilling site creates “impossible challenge” for decision-makers, say villagers
Residents in the Surrey village of Dunsfold have described plans for a proposed oil and gas site as “confused and muddled”.
Events in July 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
Results from the latest government survey on fracking shows that public opposition has risen to its highest level so far and support dropped to a record low.
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.