November 2019

UKOG prepares to test new Horse Hill oil well

Government breaches judge’s order on releasing secret fracking report

Villagers seek more time to comment on Surrey drilling plans

Regulator objects to Angus Energy test plans at Balcombe

Legal challenge issued to Horse Hill oil production plans

More equipment leaves fracking site as Cuadrilla announces end of gas flow test

Guest post: Mind your fracking language   

Lancashire tremors push fracking opposition to record high 

Plan to block fracking sites within 500m of N Yorks homes

Fracking moratorium – the unanswered questions

97%+ rejected government plans to fast-track fracking

Call for fracking halt to be extended to acid stimulation in oil and gas industry

Immediate moratorium on fracking in England because of tremor risk

Fracking moratorium – reaction  



October 2019


Government Announcement on Fracking Shortly - PM

Election scuppers MPs’ inquiry into fracking costs

Dunsfold drilling: Decision delayed again  UKOG operator declares £6.9m loss

“Oil sites put Surrey on the climate change front line” – rally told

Angus takes out £1.5m loan to pay for clean-up costs

Residents “astounded” by decision which could lead to methane and benzene venting at fracking site

Government unclear on fracking costs, benefits and clean-ups – spending watchdog


Horizontal drilling begins at Horse Hill as opponents plan demonstration

Emissions from gas flares could be higher than industry estimates – new study

Ban added to Queen’s Speech amendments and ministers go shy on shale

Fylde Council calls for immediate local ban on “unsafe” fracking

Campaigners reject Surrey’s description of anti-fracking protests as “extremism”

Second Wressle inquiry scheduled for six days

Balcombe flow test plans published


Scottish government confirms ‘no support for fracking’ but steps back from ban


Campaigner launches crowdfund for legal challenge over oil and gas clean-up costs





September 2019


No more UK fracking in 2019 as Cuadrilla runs out of time after record-breaking tremor

“More fracking needed to understand risk” – earthquake expert

Legal challenge to fight Horse Hill oil production

Environment Agency “no longer able to regulate fracking” – Labour

Breaking: 20 years of oil production at Horse Hill approved

The Oil Regulator and its Three Stooges – the Industry’s Denial machine

UK facing EU outrage over ‘timebomb’ of North Sea oil rigs. The Guardian

Ryedale Tories make “historic” break with government in call for local fracking moratorium


Fracking suspended after 2.9ML tremor – Conservative MP calls for ban

Anger as UK’s largest fracking tremor -upgraded to 2.9ML – shakes Lancashire




August 2019



Call for fracking ban after 2.1ML tremor shakes buildings around Cuadrilla shale gas site

Suspicion over fracking firm’s “secret deal” with geological agency

New operations approved for West Newton oil and gas site

Cuadrilla fails to fix well problem at Preston New Road fracking site

Weekend long read: Fractured communities – the seven-year story of what happened when fracking came to town

Oil company seeks consent for road junction on common land


UKOG to increase share of Horse Hill oil licences

Comments sought on protest policing guidance


July 2019

UKOG’s Surrey drilling plans: Dunsfold decision postponed and new consultation on Horse Hill

New Pro Fracking Appopintments : Reshuffle: Leadsom to business; Jenrick to local government


Health professionals urge PM to “secure her green legacy by banning fracking”

​​​​Picture post: 100th women in white gathering at fracking site

Spending watchdog investigates costs of fracking

Water monitoring at Cuadrilla’s fracking site missed key chemicals – regulator

Weekend Long Read: Lawyers seek answers on Third Energy sale

UKOG : Onshore licence moves to production without drilling a successful well   



June 2019

UKOG to file new application for Surrey drilling site

Cuadrilla injunction trial: Campaigners defend protest outside fracking site

Inspector seeks views on court ruling over government support for fracking

David Lenigas quits Doriemus

Surrey earthquakes unlikely to be caused by oil activity, say researchers

Calls for Dunsfold drilling application to be suspended

MSPs urge Scottish Parliament to end fossil fuel investments




May 2019

Court rules against new government consultation on fracking policy


Climate Emergency, Jobs and Managing the Phase-Out of UK Oil and Gas Extraction


Latest earth tremor prompts call for release of data on oil operations

'We are hammering the last nail in the coffin of the fracking industry'

Net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – government climate advisors

No review of fracking tremor rules – minister


Protests against Team Ineos at Tour de Yorkshire      

April 2019

UK police repeatedly delayed review on anti-fracking protests

Lorry protest as Rathlin delivers drilling rig to East Yorkshire exploration site

Village crowdfunds to fight shale gas plans by the UK’s richest man


Fracking earthquake rules should be extended to other onshore oil and gas operations, MPs told

Confidential records reveal limitations of Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking operation



March 2019



Parliamentary Debate on Permitted Development and NSIP for Fracking Wells -28th March.  Background Briefing for MPs

Environment Agency states - 2050 UK may run out of water.

Breaking: Campaigners win court challenge over government support for fracking

Landowners could face fracking clean-up costs, MPs warn


MPs to investigate fracking earthquake

New law on fracking earthquakes clears first hurdle       Video link here

Technical terms in fracking consultation “misled the public” over harm from chemicals


Council drops highways objection to Ineos shale gas drilling at Woodsetts


Picture post: Westminster anti-fracking rally

Ineos protest injunction unlawfully breaches human rights, appeal court told


Cuadrilla’s fracking site released climate-changing methane into the atmosphere        


February 2019



UK has biggest fossil fuel subsidies in the EU, finds commission

Surrey villagers urged to challenge oil company over Dunsfold drilling plans


Geologists link Surrey earthquakes to oil site as new tremor felt in the area


Breaking: Permission refused for Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood fracking site

Opposition to fracking targets large investors in shale gas exploration

Senior officials failed to give clear answers on decommissioning of fracking wells – MP


Surrey residents protest about impacts of 20-year oil production plans


Promises, promises. Will operators meet their drilling commitments and does it matter?

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January 2019