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

US crude oil production hit new record in 2018

Production in December last year was the highest monthly level seen in US history

Drilling to begin at UK’s first geothermal power plant

The facility in Cornwall will be capable of supplying up to 3MW of electricity – enough to power around 3,000 homes

Britain’s oil and gas sector ‘is at a crossroads’

Oil & Gas UK says despite improvements, more investment is needed to ensure the long-term future of the North Sea

Equinor to drill up to 3,000 wells in offshore Norway before 2040

This figure totals almost as many wells as it has drilled since the company was established in 1972

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

EU approves Dutch compensation for gas extraction earthquake damage

The government intends to set up a non-profit foundation to manage real estate activities affected by the tremor

Permian Basin wells break-even as low as $22 per barrel

GlobalData says this is partly enabled by companies drilling much longer sideways wells

Greenpeace protesters abseil into Total’s AGM

They were protesting the energy giant’s plans to drill in the mouth of the Amazon and French Guiana

New York State advances bill to prohibit offshore drilling

It aims to be excluded from the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans