Costs of dealing with waste water from fracking could be significant and make shale exploitation uneconomic in the UK, according to leading academics.
Swansea Council voted last night to add a statement to local policy saying it would not support plans for unconventional oil and gas.
Gloucestershire councillors are to call on the government to ban fracking in their county.
An investor in oil exploration in Sussex says its legal battle with partner Celtique Energie could cost the companies three drilling licences covering 124,000 acres.
The Conservative MP for Warrington South, David Mowat, has replaced Kevin Hollinrake as vice-chair of a parliamentary group on unconventional gas and oil.
Labour-led Swansea Council has voted overwhelmingly to take a stand against fracking. It is the fifth council in under a fortnight to criticise the process (details).
In this week’s Fracking Week in Westminster Chris Matheson on his exclusion from an anti-fracking court case Jim Cunningham on estimates of UK energy from shale gas Julie Elliott on government steps to increase UK energy self-sufficiency Alan Whitehead on a ban on fracking in sensitive areas Plus […]
Hull City Council came a step closer to adopting a policy against fracking this morning.
Egdon Resources has announced plans for seven new oil and gas wells over the next year. Four of the wells are in Lincolnshire and have planning permission. Another, near Dorking in Surrey, also has approval after the company’s partner, Europa, won a planning appeal.
Party manifesto mentions of onshore oil and gas (in alphabetical order)