UK shale gas overhyped because geology is unsuitable for fracking – Scottish research

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 17, 2017


Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site where drilling is expected to begin this week. As Cuadrilla prepares to drill the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells, research from a Scottish university suggests the country’s geology won’t support fracking.

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Council bans pedestrians from fracking site verges until 2019 after spending £59k on security guards

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 11, 2017  
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Pedestrians have been barred from using the grass verges beside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool for more than a year and a half.
Lancashire County Council said this afternoon it had issued two temporary regulation orders for the short sections of verge either side of the site entrance at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton. Continue reading “Council bans pedestrians from fracking site verges until 2019 after spending £59k on security guards”

Cuadrilla announces doubling of spending in Lancashire

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 11, 2017    https://drillordrop.com/2017/08/11/cuadrilla-announces-doubling-of-spending-in-lancashire/#more-49716

The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, said today it had doubled the amount of money it had spent in Lancashire in the second quarter of the year.
The company today released the latest figures of what it called its “Lancashire Commitments Tracker, for the period up to 30 June 2017. Continue reading “Cuadrilla announces doubling of spending in Lancashire”

What’s happening this week? 7-13 August 2017

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 7, 2017

What’s happening this week? 7-13 August 2017

In this week’s listings:Lancashire fracking protest court hearing;  Don’t Drill The Weald rally; Comment deadline on planning applications;  Premier and screenings of An Inconvenient Sequel:   Truth to Power; Gathering on the Green;  Plus meetings,  fundraisers and information events Continue reading “What’s happening this week? 7-13 August 2017”

Force used at fracking site protests 165 times in 19 day

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 4, 2017
Police officers used force at protests over Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site nearly nine times a day on average in the first half of July, according to data from Lancashire Constabulary.
Figures released in response to a Freedom of Information request show that over 19 days starting on 1 July, officers filed 165 “Use of Force” reports which referred to Preston New Road. Continue reading “Force used at fracking site protests 165 times in 19 day”

Drilling diary – August 2017

50+ events in August 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK, including: Court of Appeal hearing on planning permission for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, plus rallies, council decisions, consultation deadlines, survey results, exhibitions, walks, talks, meetings and film screenings. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong. This post will be updated throughout the month with new information.

With thanks to DrillorDrop

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What’s happening this week? 31 July-6 August 2017

BY RUTH HAYHURST DRILL OR DROP

In this week’s listings:

  • Surrey County Council planning committee to discuss transport plans for Leith Hill site;
  • Deadlines for consultations in Surrey and Lancashire;
  • Latest results from government survey of public attitudes to fracking;
  • Walk and fundraiser for campaigns against INEOS shale gas plans;
  • Continuing gatherings at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site;
  • Plus talks and meetings

What’s happening this week? 31 July-6 August 2017

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Crane operator pulling out of work at Cuadrilla’s fracking site

The company that supplied a crane to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool has pulled out of the job and is waiting to remove its equipment.  Bryn Thomas Cranes, of Flint, was sub-contracted by another company to carry out two-three days of work at Preston New Road. The contract was due to start yesterday but Nick Bartley, from Bryn Thomas, said the company was unaware of the site or work when it took on the job.

 

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1,200+ people call for removal of rig from Cuadrilla’s fracking site1,200+ people call for removal of rig from Cuadrilla’s fracking site

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON JULY 28, 2017
More than 1,200 people have signed a petition in the past 24 hours calling for the enforcement of planning conditions at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.
The petition was launched in response to the company’s decision to deliver its drilling rig at about 4.15am yesterday, in breach of an agreement designed to prevent disturbance to people living nearby. Continue reading “1,200+ people call for removal of rig from Cuadrilla’s fracking site1,200+ people call for removal of rig from Cuadrilla’s fracking site”