UK’s shale gas wells will not be shut down in summer

Cuadrilla has been given extra time to “evaluate options” for its fracking wells

Fracking firm Cuadrilla urges government to halt sealing of wells after Russian invasion

The company has been working towards plugging and abandoning two shale gas wells in Lancashire but is calling on ministers to rethink the UK’s fracking plans amid rising energy prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Tory MP urges government to reverse moratorium on fracking

Lord Frost said reversing the ban would trigger a “British energy renaissance”

UK’s only shale wells to shut down

An energy company was ordered to seal two shale wells in Lancashire

Extinction Rebellion activists blockade Preston New Road fracking site

The protestors aim to highlight what they claim is the “conscious, cynical inaction of the government” in allowing the controversial method of fossil fuel extraction to go ahead

Lancashire fracking: Cuadrilla pledges to repair ‘any damage’ to homes caused by tremor

A 2.9 magnitude tremor – the largest yet – was recorded at 8.30am on 26th August, following which operations were suspended at its Preston New Road site

Largest tremor hits Cuadrilla fracking site

A 2.9 magnitude tremor was recorded at 8.30am on Monday, followed by another small tremor at 10.20pm

Cuadrilla halts fracking in Lancashire after tremor

It is the largest tremor recorded at the Preston New Road site so far

Cuadrilla resumes fracking at Preston New Road site in Lancashire

Operations had to be halted on a number of occasions due to minor tremors

Fracking firm Cuadrilla seeks extension for shale gas drilling

Fracking started at the Preston New Road site last October but operations were halted on numerous occasions due to minor tremors