The trial of 12 anti-fracking campaigners who parked a caravan in front of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site has been abandoned.
A year ago today, Cuadrilla began work at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool in Lancashire, the first site in the UK to host and frack horizontal shale gas wells.
Green Party offers “full support” to veteran anti-fracking campaigner arrested at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site
Tina Rothery, a long-standing opponent of fracking, has been arrested outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
As expected, the Green Party has promised to replace fracking, coal-fired power stations and nuclear with renewables.
A High Court judge has granted an injunction outlawing public access to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. But his honour Philip Raynor QC refused the company’s application to exclude from the injunction a protest area on land about 175m from the site entrance.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is going to court on Monday to try to renew an injunction at its Preston New Road fracking site at Little Plumpton, near Blackpool.
DrillorDrop’s digest of December’s news about fracking, shale, onshore oil and gas developments and campaigns in the UK and around the world.
Over the past few days, DrillOrDrop has been reflecting on 12 months of the onshore oil and gas industry in the UK. On the final day of 2016, we look at what didn’t happen this year. We’ve also updated this post with suggestions from DrillOrDrop readers.
Half the 10 most viewed posts on DrillOrDrop this year were about a single company – IGas The post at number 1 reported on the company’s decision in February to abandon its coal bed methane site at Upton, near Chester. At number 6 was the report on the […]
2016 saw the first approvals for high volume hydraulic fracturing in the UK since fracking caused small earthquakes in Lancashire in 2011.