Two anti-fracking protesters arrested at Lancashire site

Activists have been protesting since 4.30am this morning to stop the controversial work at Preston New Road

Cuadrilla to start UK fracking after final legal bid fails

The High Court in London dismissed a last-minute request for an interim injunction by an environmental campaigner

UK appoints Natascha Engel as independent Shale Gas Commissioner

The former MP will be a direct communication link between the shale gas industry, local communities and regulators

Cuadrilla says Lancashire fracking to start next week

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

Fracking powers transferred to Welsh Government

It will now be responsible for granting licences for onshore extraction in the country

Three anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire jailed

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

Cuadrilla to start fracking in the UK within weeks

The government has given the green light to frack at a second exploration well in Lancashire

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