The use of acid in oil and gas wells is dividing opinion across the country, particularly in southern England and parts of the East Midlands.
Paul Mobbs, of Mobbs’ Environmental Investigations and Research, reflects on a decade of inquiry into fracking for the first in an occasional series of long reads for the weekend.
Researchers meeting in Birmingham this week are to discuss a major study which aims to update evidence on the impact of fracking.
The industry organisation, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, has urged the Scottish government to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
In this review of what politicians said in parliament: Graham Jones: local people know best – so why not on fracking? Baroness Jones: arrests at the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests Paul Wheelhouse updates the Scottish Parliament on unconventional oiland gas With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts
Guest post by Kathryn McWhirter Tomorrow (11 January 2017), North Lincolnshire Council is expected to decide on a plans for oil production at Egdon’s site at Wressle, near Scunthorpe. The application includes proposals for the little-discussed process of acidisation.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Statement and questions on Scottish Government research on fracking Greenhouse gas emissions from unconventional extraction Earthquakes and fracking Shale gas and traffic