Two-thirds of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well was not fracked during a nine-week operation last autumn, according to reports that the company, Cuadrilla, tried to keep secret.
A parliamentary group is seeking expert evidence on earthquakes caused by fracking.
A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
The regulation and impact of induced earth tremors accounted for more than a third of the parliamentary answers about fracking from the energy minister this week.
A Conservative MP from a constituency with an Ineos shale gas site is seeking to introduce legislation to stop fracking companies causing earthquakes.
Update: Record-level earthquake in Newdigate, Surrey – calls for reopening of inquiry into links to oil industry
The strongest earth tremor so far in the latest swarm in the Newdigate area of Surrey was felt across southern England early this morning.
Less than a quarter of people support relaxing the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors, according to results of a new survey published today.