Cuadrilla to start UK fracking after final legal bid fails

The High Court in London dismissed a last-minute request for an interim injunction by an environmental campaigner

Green campaigners erect mock fracking rig in London protest

Frack Off London oppose a consultation that could bypass local authorities in permitting exploratory drilling

UK appoints Natascha Engel as independent Shale Gas Commissioner

The former MP will be a direct communication link between the shale gas industry, local communities and regulators

Cuadrilla says Lancashire fracking to start next week

It expects natural gas flow results in the first quarter of 2019

Fracking powers transferred to Welsh Government

It will now be responsible for granting licences for onshore extraction in the country

Three anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire jailed

They are believed to be the first environmental campaigners to be jailed since 1932

Cuadrilla to start fracking in the UK within weeks

The government has given the green light to frack at a second exploration well in Lancashire

UK councils’ pension funds ‘investing more than £9bn in fracking firms’

Environmental groups claim The Greater Manchester Pension Fund alone invests almost £1 billion

Mexico’s President-elect promises to ban fracking

Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the country would no longer use the method to extract oil and gas supplies

Water use for fracking ‘has surged by 770% in parts of US’

Researchers from Duke University claim the industry’s water usage is gradually rising