Ireland plans to ban fracked gas imports and stop LNG terminal developments

The country has already banned the use of fracking for the extraction of natural gas onshore and ended the issuing of new exploration licences for oil or natural gas offshore

California issues fracking ban from 2024

The move is set to make California the ‘first’ US state to set a date to phase out all oil extraction

Fracking has had a ‘negative impact on public perception of climate technologies’

A new study has found that the reputation of emerging technologies in the fight against climate change has been tainted by the criticism of fracking

Coronavirus pandemic ‘drives fracking bankruptcies across US’

The report states: “The latest results confirm that fracking continues to be a high-risk enterprise with a poor track record, weak financial fundamentals and an unproven, speculative business model”

INEOS to produce one million hand sanitisers per month

The firm, which is infamous for its involvement in controversial fracking processes, says it will supply NHS with free sanitisers for the period of the crisis

Government releases heavily redacted ‘secret report’ on fracking

A total of 37 out of the 48 pages in the report are fully censored and others contain significant redactions

Proportion of UK public opposed to fracking hits all-time high

That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker, which is now on its 31st wave of finding out what the UK public think about a variety of energy issues

Government says frack off to shale gas fracturing in UK

It has announced fracking will not be allowed to proceed in the UK unless evidence is provided that shale gas extraction can be carried out safely

Is Boris Johnson planning a ban on fracking?

The prime minister cited concerns about earth tremors which have been caused as a result of fracking in the past

Is fracking slacking?

A new report by the National Audit Office suggests progress in establishing a shale gas industry in England has been slower than the government planned