An Australian mining group has almost doubled its stake in the UK shale gas company, Cuadrilla Resources.
A Surrey resident is going to the High Court for the right to challenge the approval of 20 years of oil production at the Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport.
Cuadrilla’s leading investor, AJ Lucas, has failed to raise its target in a recent share offer.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
An expert in hydraulic fracturing warned Cuadrilla and UK regulators in the days before fracking began near Blackpool that the operation would probably cause earth tremors.
To shouts of “disgraceful” and “ridiculous”, Lancashire County Council voted to adjourn a debate on the regulation of earth tremors caused by fracking.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is seeking permission to add new chemicals to its fracking operations in Lancashire.