Cuadrilla applies for fracking consent at Lancashire site

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

UK Government unveils new plans for ‘faster and fairer’ fracking decisions

A new £1.6 million shale support fund will be launched over the next two years and an environmental regulator will be created

Scottish Government’s fracking ban not a ban?

INOES Shale has accused the government of taking an ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’ approach to fracking, warning confusion over the ban could affect jobs and investment

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”

‘UK must boost fracking to reduce reliance on Russian energy’

A climate group says the UK must avoid becoming too reliant on foreign imports for its gas supply

GIB ‘failed to live up to its ambitions’

More than 70 green groups, scientists, academics and fashion designers have written to the PM urging an end to fracking in the UK

Third Energy delays Yorkshire fracking plans

The company has removed additional “key equipment” from the site at Kirby Misperton

Fashion v Fracking

  British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood returned to the “runway” against fracking firm INEOS today. She was joined by other activists and models to protest against INEOS’ fracking operations, with placards reading “fracking climate chaos” and “frack off INEOS”. Last year, INEOS won an injunction against protesters, prohibiting unlawful activities such as trespass or obstruction […]

Derbyshire planning committee opposes INEOS Shale’s tests for fracking

Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee has voted to oppose INEOS Shale’s plans to carry out tests for potential fracking in Marsh Lane. They rejected the recommendation of the council’s planning officers that an application by INEOS would be acceptable if “strict planning controls” are put in place. INEOS Shale intends to erect a drilling rig […]

Fracking equipment removed during inquiry into Third Energy’s finances

A company planning a fracking operation in North Yorkshire is removing some of the equipment from its site. Third Energy was planning to undertake fracking tests at the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton but it was held up as it waited for the final green light from the government. Last month, Business and Energy Secretary […]