In this guest post, anti-fracking campaigner and researcher, Ben Dean, argues that successive Conservative-led governments have failed to have full confidence in the onshore fracking industry.
A ministerial statement is due later this week on Scotland’s policy on unconventional oil and gas.
The company behind plans to frack in North Yorkshire has told community representatives it is now concentrating on its conventional gas business.
“New methane study backs climate case against fracking” – campaigners; “erroneous conclusions” – industry
Opponents of onshore shale gas in the UK have said new research on global methane emissions supports their call for a ban on fracking on climate change grounds.
The shale gas industry was warned today it must tackle the problem of who pays for decommissioning if the operator goes out of business.
A group of six young people blocked the entrances of a seminar on the UK unconventional oil and gas industry this morning.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has confirmed that its technical director, Mark Lappin, is retiring from his full-time post next week.