Cuadrilla plans to resume fracking in Lancashire

It expects to restart hydraulic fracturing and test equipment in the third quarter of 2019

Seismic test
Shale Gas Commissioner resigns after just six months

Natascha Engel claims laws designed to prevent earthquakes and tremors are tantamount to a ban on fracking

Seismic activity
Could seismic limits mean INEOS steps away from UK fracking?

In a meeting with the Oil & Gas Authority late last year, INEOS called for rules governing the shale gas industry to be relaxed

US crude oil production hit new record in 2018

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

Court of Appeal rules INEOS anti-protest injunction ‘was unlawful’

A judge has ordered extensive changes to the injunction to protect civil liberties and free speech

Fracked US gas to be flown in

US and UK looking at Brexit contingency deal if LNG cargo routes are scuppered

Fracking plan ‘will release emissions equivalent to 29 coal-fired power plants’

The Labour Party claims the projected emissions from fracking would overshoot the UK’s current annual emissions ’20 times over’

High Court rules government’s fracking guidance as ‘unlawful’

A judge found the government failed to consider the latest scientific evidence

Cuadrilla refused permission for second fracking site

The government rejected the appeal because of concerns over lorry movements to the site

Fracking: Government accused of using ‘slippery backdoor manoeuvres’ to end industry

INEOS Chairman Jim Ratcliffe is calling for the seismic threshold for shale gas extraction in the UK to be increased