Scottish Parliament backs fracking ban

Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the government’s decision to ban fracking. The Scottish Government announced it would not support the controversial method of extracting shale gas earlier this month. It followed a consultation, which received more than 60,000 responses, with around 99% of respondents opposed to fracking and less […]

Tests show ‘minimal’ water contamination from Elgin leak

Tests on water samples gathered two miles from the Elgin platform gas leak indicate there has been no direct marine contamination from the incident, says the Scottish Parliament. Water and sediment samples were tested for traces of oil and gas (hydrocarbon) pollution at the Marine Scotland Science laboratory in Aberdeen. Earlier this month TOTAL evacuated […]