Most people were not consulted by oil and gas companies about developments in the neighbourhood and the vast majority were unhappy with the industry’s approach to public engagement, according to new research.
As two companies prepare to frack in northern England in the next few months, DrillOrDrop reviews new predictions about the future role of shale gas in the UK.
Students looking for a career in the onshore oil and gas industry were expected to enrol in a new national college this month.
Interview: Government must make case for onshore drilling and companies must talk to communities – industry body
The organisation representing the onshore oil and gas industry has called on the government to educate people about the country’s energy needs. It also urged the industry to “communicate effectively” with local communities.
Government climate adviser calls for tighter shale gas regulation so that leaks can be fixed rapidly
The UK must take rapid action to deal with any leaks from onshore shale gas wells, as part of efforts to avoid breaching carbon budgets, the government’s adviser on climate change said today.
Labour comes out against fracking – but will its candidates in shale gas constituencies back the ban?
As predicted, Labour’s manifesto, published this morning, includes a promise to ban fracking.
The industry organisation, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, has urged the Scottish government to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
A long-awaited visualisation of what shale gas production could mean for the UK countryside has been released by the fracking industry.
The main steel union, Community, has backed the UK fracking industry saying it could support thousands of jobs in the supply chain.
Opponents of fracking have accused a parliamentary group on shale gas regulation of being biased in favour of the industry and failing to reflect the views of communities that might be affected.