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

‘There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding fracking’

Paul Roebuck, Energy Manager at Hampshire County Council, said the method of extraction is just another variation of a process that has been going on for decades

Foreign Office spending funds to promote fracking in China

New analysis also found around £2m of funding supported 16 projects in the oil and gas industry in various nations between 2016 and 2018