The Next Shale Boom Will Be Built on Sand

The message from drillers is “more, more, more sand,” said Sean Meakim, an oil-services analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. “All of the numbers are going up and they’re going up dramatically.”                       On a per-well basis,

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Germany Bans Fracking Forever

The coalition government have said that they will outlaw the practise of fracking for shale gas, but will allow test drilling to take place in certain circumstances.  

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LaSalle County, Illinois Frac Sand Mining

June 2016 tour of frac sand mining operations in LaSalle County, Illinois. Aerial support provided by LightHawk: Muriel Lord writes: I knew about Wisconsin and Michigan, but hadn’t realised Illinois was being dug up A similar fate in prospect for Cheshire, source of the best

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Photos: 3,000+ attend York anti-fracking rally

Anti-fracking campaigners gathered in York today for a Don’t Frack Yorkshire march and rally. Organisers estimated more than 3,000 people from across the UK took part.  Graham Martin, who helped organise the event, said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the turnout today, which exceeded all our expectations. This shows that more and

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Are astroturf groups behind Lancashire fracking?

Over the last few years, Lancashire has experienced the materialisation of what is known as ‘astroturf groups’: a term for outwardly grassroots support for an industry or brand, but with an underlying corporate agenda.    

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The NWETF gets a reboot

Lancashire for Shale, a new pro-shale group funded by local businesses and industry, held its launch reception yesterday evening (25th July 2016) for Lancashire firms at the White Tower restaurant in Blackpool to call on local and national decision-makers to get behind onshore natural gas development in

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Chair writes to David Davis and Therese Coffey

Environmental Audit Committee calls for Government to maintain existing level of environmental protection Letter from Mary Creagh MP to David Davis MP ( PDF 229 KB) Letter from Mary Creagh MP to Therese Coffey MP ( PDF 313 KB) Inquiry: Future of the Natural Environment after the

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Caroline Lucas asks THE question

Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to publish the full recommendations and report of the Planning Inspector before taking a decision on Lancashire County Council‘s rejection of the Cuadrilla fracking applications at Roseacre Wood

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Chichester talks Fracking

Two sides in the fracking debate went head to head at an event in Chichester to discuss the pros and cons of shale gas. On the pro side was Professor Ernest Rutter, of Manchester University, and Dr Nick Riley, formerly of the British Geological Survey. Opposing fracking were

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What’s happening this week? 25-31 July 2016

What’s happening this week? 25-31 July 2016 DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. What’s happening this week? 25-31 July 2016

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