Third Energy delays Yorkshire fracking plans

The company has removed additional “key equipment” from the site at Kirby Misperton

Fracking equipment removed during inquiry into Third Energy’s finances

A company planning a fracking operation in North Yorkshire is removing some of the equipment from its site. Third Energy was planning to undertake fracking tests at the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton but it was held up as it waited for the final green light from the government. Last month, Business and Energy Secretary […]

UK to check fracking firms’ finances before approval

The UK Government is considering financial checks of companies proposing to carry out fracking before giving the go ahead for those projects. Energy Secretary Greg Clark said the financial resilience of firms should be carried out so stakeholders have confidence in their ability to meet commitments. Third Energy has therefore not received consent yet to frack […]

Third Energy’s Yorkshire fracking plans approved

The Environment Agency has approved Third Energy’s plans to frack in North Yorkshire. The energy firm intends to extract shale gas at its site at Kirby Misperton. Its Hydraulic Fracture Plan, which set out how the firm would control and monitor the process, has been given the green light following a “thorough” assessment. A spokesperson […]

Third Energy submits UK fracking plans

Third Energy has submitted its final fracking plans for shale gas in North Yorkshire. The Hydraulic Fracture Plan (HFP) for the Kirby Misperton area will be considered by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and the Environment Agency (EA). The HFP sets out how the company would control and monitor the process and is a […]

Green light for fracking in North Yorkshire

Proposals to extract shale gas at a site in North Yorkshire have been given the green light. North Yorkshire County Council’s (NYCC) planning committee gave the go ahead for Third Energy to undertake fracking near Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. It is the first fracking project to be approved since a ban was lifted in 2012. […]

Yorkshire Council recommended to approve fracking plans

Planning officials in North Yorkshire have suggested the county council should give the go ahead to fracking. Third Energy is seeking planning permission to hydraulically test a site in Kirby Misperton and ultimately produce gas, which has led to protests from environmental campaigners and locals concerned about the controversial technique. However the Planning and Regulatory […]

North Yorkshire fracking decision date confirmed

A decision on whether to allow fracking or not at a site in North Yorkshire is to be taken next month. The county council will be considering Third Energy’s planning application to test for shale gas at an existing well site near Kirby Misperton and ultimately produce gas from it. The local authority said it […]

Third Energy granted permits for fracking in North Yorkshire

Third Energy has been granted environmental permits to carry out hydraulic fracturing in North Yorkshire. The decision follows a “rigorous assessment” of the company’s proposals as well as comments submitted during two public consultations, according to the Environment Agency. The three permits set out conditions that Third Energy must follow in order to protect groundwater, […]

North Yorkshire fracking decision delayed again

A decision on whether to allow fracking in North Yorkshire or not has been delayed by the county councillors. Third Energy submitted a planning application to extract shale gas at a site near the village of Kirby Misperton last year. However North Yorkshire County Council said it still hasn’t received all the required information which […]