New research into fugitive methane emissions has called for better monitoring of decommissioned onshore oil and gas wells.
The first of eight new horizontal wells to exploit the West Newton gasfield in East Yorkshire could be drilled within months, it was revealed today.
Residents and businesses in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire are being asked what they think about producing geothermal energy from old gas wells, including one once earmarked for fracking.
Fracking is “quite disruptive, may need thousands of wells and can take a long time” – government minister
An energy minister has rejected industry suggestions that it can produce fracked gas within 18 months.
IGas has estimated it could produce fracked gas for three million homes within 12-18 months if the fracking moratorium was lifted.
The oil and gas regulator has withdrawn its order requiring Cuadrilla to plug and abandon its two shale gas exploration wells at Preston New Road in Lancashire.
The oil and gas industry regulator has said it would consider postponing the abandonment of Cuadrilla’s fracked wells in Lancashire by up to a year.
Government appeared to be considering a u-turn this afternoon on the order to Cuadrilla to plug and abandon its shale gas wells at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
Council officials have recommended approval of major plans for production, drilling and extension at Rathlin Energy’s well site at West Newton-A.
Rathlin Energy’s plans for expansion and production at its West Newton-A site have been published online.