North Yorkshire mayor launches legal action against government’s fracking policy

Malton Mayor Paul Andrews believes it seeks to impose ‘an unacceptable level of government control’ on local planning applications

Fracking leads to increase in air pollution, buried UK report reveals

It was quietly released three days after Cuadrilla was given the green light to frack in Lancashire

BP buys US shale oil and gas assets for $10.5bn

It is the UK energy giant’s largest deal in almost 20 years

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

UK Government proposes to have final say on fracking projects

It is consulting on the timings and criteria for including shale gas production sites in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime

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

National Grid: UK action on heat essential to meet carbon reduction targets

It has launched its latest Future Energy Scenarios report, reflecting the possible supply and demand in the future

MPs call for fracking decisions to remain at local level

They suggest the creation of a ‘one-stop shop’ for all guidance and policy documents

Welsh Government proposes end to fracking

It is consulting on its proposals, which it suggests will be a ‘small, yet important step’ towards a decarbonised future in Wales

INEOS to invest €2.7bn in two chemical plants in Europe

The ethane ‘cracker’ is expected to be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly facilities