The government should refuse consent for Third Energy’s fracking plans in North Yorkshire, campaigners said this morning in response to publication of the company’s annual accounts.
Several shale gas wells in production would be seen as success by the government, according to recently released notes of a round-table meeting between the energy minister and the industry.
The company behind fracking plans at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire is again overdue with its annual accounts. It has also increased its loan from Barclays by £1.5m.
Data from a Yorkshire law firm shows that less than half the arrests made at protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site ended in a conviction.
Opponents of fracking in North Yorkshire held a candlelit vigil to mark 12 months since the first equipment deliveries began to arrive at Third Energy’s site in Kirby Misperton.
The shale gas company Cuadrilla, announced this morning it had received permission to frack its second horizontal well in Lancashire.
Two City veterans have resigned as directors of the gas company, Third Energy, a year after their appointments.