Academics, a gas industry representative, a climate change adviser, a peer and a regulator will be giving evidence to the parliamentary inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking. Our report on the inquiry
The government announced a £5m fund in yesterday’s autumn statement to provide public information on shale gas regulation.
Two discussions of the shale industry yesterday revealed very different views on the fight for public acceptance. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, meeting in Westminster, heard claims from government and industry representatives that they were winning the argument over fracking. But speakers at […]
The rate of onshore oil and gas drilling in the UK is “glacially slow”, the organisation representing the fracking industry said yesterday.
A question to the drilling industry’s Let’s Talk About Shale initiative has finally been answered, 68 days after it was submitted. Just under half the questions published on the initiative’s website remain unanswered.
Coming events this autumn related to fracking and onshore oil and gas Sunday 21st September People’s Climate March, London, Assembles 12.30, Temple Place, Embankment. Details People’s Climate March, Manchester, to lobby Labour Party Conference, Assembles 11am, Piccadilly Gardens. Details People’s Climate March, Chichester, to deliver petition to the […]
After months of shying away from debates about fracking, the onshore oil and gas industry now wants to talk. The industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) is inviting people to submit questions about shale to its new Talk about shale website.
11th August 2014 An opinion survey for the UK Onshore Operators’ Group out today found 57% of respondents thought fracking for shale gas should go ahead, while only 16% were opposed. 27% said ‘Don’t know’.
In a statement to the financial markets, one of Cuadrilla’s major shareholders revealed plans to start drilling in the Bowland Basin next year. The A J Lucas Group said it was working with Cuadrilla and Centrica (another shareholder) and its advisers to “expedite planning and regulatory approvals with […]