Cuadrilla losses mount to $17.6m
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has announced a loss of $17.671m for the 12 months ending 31 December 2015, down from $11.568m on the previous year.
Accounts for the parent company, Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd, showed that operating and administrative expenses were similar in 2015 and 2014 ($17.5m: $16.3m).
But in 2015 revenue from its well services business, including rig hire, was down to $219,000, compared with $5.17m in 2014.
During 2015, Cuadrilla sought planning permission to drill, fracking and test for shale gas at two new sites in Lancashire at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Both were refused by Lancashire County Council and, following the company’s appeal, they were considered at a 19-day public inquiry in spring 2016.
Earlier this month, the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, granted permission for the Preston New Road application and said he was minded to approve Roseacre Wood.
This is an excerpt from a letter written to the Blackpool Gazette by E.Norton.
“I cannot say for sure if fracking is a good and useful thing, or if it is a
world shattering harm. But harm has already been done. When national government even just attempts to override local, we all lose in the fight for mankind’s evolution into a free and united people”.
Traffic noise is associated with an increase in hypertension cases, according to research from five European countries
People living near noisy roads could have a bigger risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Meanwhile, long-term exposure to air pollution can also increase a person’s risk, experts found.
The new study tracked 41,000 people in five different countries for up to nine years.
An extra adult per every 100 living in the most polluted areas will develop high blood pressure compared with those living in the less polluted areas, the research suggests. Continue reading “Study links blood pressure risk to road noise”
United Against Fracking Rally
Saturday 12th November Picadilly Gardens Manchester
This letter was featured in the Blackpool Gazette on 21st October
The recent shale gas decision highlights once again that this government rides roughshod over public opinion, and supports the fat cat energy firms against democracy and will of the people.
Also ignored was the people’s decision against storing nine hundred million cubic metres of gas under River Wyre.
Another Abbeystead in waiting.
As for the UK signing the climate change agreement at last year’s Paris conference; this too is now ignored.
Teresa May said: “Government is for everyone not just the privileged few,” but these decisions make it abundantly clear she has followed the same pattern of killing off democracy for the sake of vast profits for the privileged few, at the expense of land destruction and health problems.
Our local members of parliament could have stopped these debacles.
Out of many thousands of people physically protesting, a multi-million
pound gas company has singled out and pursued in the civil court, to make an example of, a lone grandmother with limited means.
So much for integrating with local people, whilst the gas industry rapes the natural resource for vast profits.
It is about time we had members of parliament who actively support local constituents and their elected council representatives.
Mr D Barker
18 events this week about fracking and onshore oil and gas, including Barton Moss police misconduct hearing, scheduled start of Upton camp eviction court case, industry conference, meet the regulator event, film screenings and planning and information meetings.
Continue reading “What’s happening this week? 17-23 October 2016”