Fracking leads to increase in air pollution, buried UK report reveals

It was quietly released three days after Cuadrilla was given the green light to frack in Lancashire

UK Government gives go-ahead for Cuadrilla’s fracking plans

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said she is satisfied to issue the consent, subject to certain conditions being met

Fracking activists launch protest in defiance of court injunction

Six environmental campaigners locked themselves to devices outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire

Cuadrilla completes second UK shale gas well in Lancashire

It is seeking consent from the government to frack at Preston New Road later this year

Cuadrilla secures injunction against Preston New Road protestors

The ruling will prohibit unlawful obstruction and other disruptive protests at the site entrance

Cuadrilla applies for fracking consent at Lancashire site

The firm also applied for an injunction forbidding trespassing at the site

Cuadrilla drills first UK shale well in Lancashire

The company plans to apply for consent to start fracking at the completed well in the ‘very near future’

Council rejects Cuadrilla’s fracking traffic plans

Lancashire County Council has unanimously voted to reject Cuadrilla’s traffic proposals for its Roseacre Wood exploratory fracking site. The committee will now submit evidence against Cuadrilla at the Public Inquiry regarding the site in April. Councillors stated all three proposed routes were unsafe and unsuitable for large trucks to use, with one saying he was […]

Cuadrilla gets permission for exploratory oil work

Energy firm Cuadrilla has been granted permission to conduct oil exploration at a controversial location in Balcombe. West Sussex County Council’s planning committee voted to grant temporary permission for flow testing and monitoring of an existing well at the Lower Stumble site near Haywards Heath, where fierce anti-fracking protests took place in 2013. Cuadrilla said […]

Fracking firm Cuadrilla starts drilling for shale gas

Cuadrilla has started drilling at a fracking site in Lancashire. The pilot well will be drilled 3,500 metres deep and samples will be taken at various levels within the shale rock to decide where best to drill the horizontal wells. The first two horizontal wells will be drilled at depths of between 2,000 metres and 3,500 […]