Professor Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, gave evidence to the inquiry today against Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Here are the key points from his evidence:
The short answer is not many companies sank wells anywhere onshore in 2015. The number of oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2015 was the lowest for almost 40 years.
Operators started drilling (spudded) 19 onshore oil and gas wells in 2014, four more than in 2013, but 10 down on 2011. Click here for 2013 figures and charts. Based on information from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 10 of the 2014 spudded wells were […]