UK launches review of latest science on fracking

The government said it would be guided by science on shale gas but in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine it was ‘absolutely right that we explore all possible domestic energy sources’

UK’s shale gas wells will not be shut down in summer

Cuadrilla has been given extra time to “evaluate options” for its fracking wells

Fracking firm Cuadrilla urges government to halt sealing of wells after Russian invasion

The company has been working towards plugging and abandoning two shale gas wells in Lancashire but is calling on ministers to rethink the UK’s fracking plans amid rising energy prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

UK’s only shale wells to shut down

An energy company was ordered to seal two shale wells in Lancashire

Government releases heavily redacted ‘secret report’ on fracking

A total of 37 out of the 48 pages in the report are fully censored and others contain significant redactions

Proportion of UK public opposed to fracking hits all-time high

That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker, which is now on its 31st wave of finding out what the UK public think about a variety of energy issues

Government says frack off to shale gas fracturing in UK

It has announced fracking will not be allowed to proceed in the UK unless evidence is provided that shale gas extraction can be carried out safely

Is Boris Johnson planning a ban on fracking?

The prime minister cited concerns about earth tremors which have been caused as a result of fracking in the past

Lancashire fracking: Cuadrilla pledges to repair ‘any damage’ to homes caused by tremor

A 2.9 magnitude tremor – the largest yet – was recorded at 8.30am on 26th August, following which operations were suspended at its Preston New Road site

Cuadrilla halts fracking in Lancashire after tremor

It is the largest tremor recorded at the Preston New Road site so far