First shale gas produced at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire site

The company described the news as ‘significant and indicative of the potential of the shale’

Cuadrilla halts fracking in Lancashire again after earthquake

Operations have been paused for 18 hours, during which seismicity levels will continue to be measured

Cuadrilla says Lancashire fracking to start next week

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

Three anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire jailed

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

UK Government gives go-ahead for Cuadrilla’s fracking plans

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said she is satisfied to issue the consent, subject to certain conditions being met

Cuadrilla completes second UK shale gas well in Lancashire

It is seeking consent from the government to frack at Preston New Road later this year

Divestment protest kicks off at fracking facility

Environmentalists have today staged a protest at the gates of a controversial fracking site in Lancashire. Local community members and environmental campaigners met outside the gate of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road facility, which is intended to be home to the first full-scale fracking operation in the UK. The action marks the start of the Global Divestment Mobilisation, a global wave […]

Anti-fracking campaigners lose High Court battle

Campaigners have lost a battle against fracking in Lancashire after a High Court ruling. Preston New Road Action Group had challenged Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to give the go-ahead for Cuadrilla to frack. It followed Lancashire County Council refusing the application in 2015, following which Cuadrilla launched an appeal. The government then overturned the […]