Investors in the West Newton oil and gas site north of Hull have announced that drilling is underway on a second well.
Egdon Resources’ new well at Biscathorpe, near Louth in Lincolnshire, has failed to encounter the oil formation it was targeting, the company said this afternoon.
The anti-fracking network, Reclaim the Power, is focusing its opposition next week on companies that finance shale gas exploration.
Guest weekend long read: Lancashire Police tipped off benefit officials about disabled anti-fracking protesters
In this guest post, John Pring, of the Disability News Service, reports on how Lancashire police sent information to a government department about disabled anti-fracking protesters. He also investigates accusations that the force repeatedly targeted vulnerable people at protests.
Last week, the Frack Free United campaign network delivered a declaration to Downing Street calling for a halt to fracking. It was signed by 8,000+ politicians, academics, community groups, environmental organisations and residents. In this guest weekend long read, Frack Free United makes the case against government policy […]
“Police and judges should take a firm line with anti-fracking protests against shale gas suppliers” – union
The pro-fracking GMB union said today it had written to political leaders urging them to make sure the police and judiciary took “a firm line” with protesters that targeted shale gas suppliers.
Cuadrilla, its supporters and opponents have made statements this afternoon following the decision by two contractors to stop working at the Preston New Road fracking site.