INEOS loses legal challenge against Scottish Government’s fracking ‘ban’

The Court of Session agreed the government did not impose any such ban

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

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

Rotherham Council rejects INEOS Shale’s drilling plans

The company had hoped to drill a single vertical core bore well at Woodsetts to explore the area

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 […]

INEOS fights back against Scottish fracking ban

INEOS Shale has lodged a petition for judicial review of the Scottish Government’s decision to ban fracking by introducing a planning policy of “no support.” The firm argues the ban is unlawful and believes there were serious errors within the decision-making process, including failure to adhere to proper processes and a misuse of power. It […]

Forties Pipeline returns to full operation

The Forties Pipeline has returned to full operation after being halted for maintenance repairs, following to a crack on its onshore section in Scotland. INEOS, the owner and operator of the North Sea infrastructure, said all restrictions on the flow of oil and gas from platforms feeding into the system have been lifted, with “virtually […]

INEOS’ North Sea pipeline closure ‘worth £20m a day’

The shutdown of one of the major oil pipelines in the North Sea is worth around £20 million a day. That’s according to industry body Oil & Gas UK, which made the comment following INEOS’ announcement to close the Forties Pipeline System for repair. The pipeline carries around 40% of North Sea crude oil. The […]

High Court extends INEOS fracking protest injunctions

The High Court has renewed injunctions prohibiting unlawful activities such as trespass or obstruction at INEOS Shale’s sites. In a three-day hearing earlier this month, INEOS provided evidence of direct action at shale sites, which the company said is “dangerous to workers, local people and the protestors themselves”, however shale gas activists challenged the injunctions. […]

INEOS to deliver first US ethane from shale gas to China

INEOS is to deliver the first supply of US ethane from shale gas to China in 2019. The long term supply agreement with SP Chemicals includes the construction of a carrier ship with a capacity of 95,000 cubic meters. Known in the US as a Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC), it is expected to be […]