A small oil well on the world heritage coast in Dorset is legally allowed to emit hundreds of tonnes of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, annually direct into the atmosphere.
Permit breaches at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site have risen to at least six, online publication of a report has confirmed.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The Government was questioned this week on the impact that fracking would have on meeting the UK’s climate change targets.
The Green Party Co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, said today he would be raising community concerns with Cuadrilla about what would happen in an emergency at the company’s fracking site.
This post collates links to more than 30 studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and […]
Fracking Week in Parliament The government has not estimated the potential effect on employment of shale gas, according to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry. Nor has it assessed the likely volume of flowback waste.
The acid debate – what the Environment Agency says about acidising oil and gas wells and how campaigners respond
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.