• County Council Faces Legal Bill Of £330.000 For Refusing Fracking Application

    • Date: 08/10/16

    Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde. A spokesman confirmed Cuadrilla has been granted costs relating to the council’s refusal of permission to install a monitoring array near the Preston New Road site. But the total could […]

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  • Cuadrilla: Bowland Fracking Offers Britain ’40-50 Years Of Energy Security’

    • Date: 08/10/16
    • Andrew Cave, The Daily Telegraph

    The Bowland shale basin has the potential to transform Britain’s security of energy supply. “The resource is so big that if it works it will be a 40 to 50-year play.”   Cuadrilla Resources, the company Egan heads, has invested £100m in a different kind of UK transformation, and last week it got the go-ahead from the Secretary of […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Green Light For UK Fracking

    • Date: 06/10/16
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 6 October:  The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the Government’s decision to give the go-ahead for shale gas test drilling in Lancashire. The GWPF has been the only think tank that has consistently argued for UK shale development. The knock-on effects of a shale gas revolution could be significant: cheaper energy could […]

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  • UK Government Gives Green Light For Fracking

    • Date: 06/10/16
    • Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg

    After a two-and-a-half-year battle that veered into debates about the legacy, prosperity and stewardship of Britain’s countryside, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. can hydraulically fracture for natural gas in northern England. Preston, England-based Cuadrilla will be allowed to drill and frack as many as four wells, according to a ruling by U.K. Secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid, practically […]

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  • Cuadrilla’s Two-Year UK Fracking Battle Set to End Thursday

    • Date: 05/10/16
    • Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg

    A two-and-a-half year battle over whether Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. can hydraulically fracture as many as eight wells in the British countryside is scheduled to end with an announcement from the government. U.K. Secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid has said he will make a decision on whether Cuadrilla can resume work after the company […]

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  • Green Disaster: South Australian Blackout Due To Loss Of Wind Power

    • Date: 05/10/16
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    A dramatic, sudden loss of wind power generation was the root cause of South Australia’s state wide blackout last week.   And the bulk of damage to high voltage transmission lines that was caused by high winds and paraded as evidence to defend renewables most likely took place after the power had been lost. These […]

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  • D-Day For Britain’s Shale Revolution As Decisions Loom On Fracking Plans

    • Date: 04/10/16
    • Dean Kirby, iNews

    D-Day is looming in the fight over fracking as decisions are set to be made on three landmark drilling plans in a make-or-break week for shale gas. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has until Thursday to decide whether to overrule local councillors and allow energy firm Cuadrilla to frack at two sites in Lancashire. Planning officials […]

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  • Ineos To Expand Grangemouth Following Shale Gas Influx

    • Date: 02/10/16
    • Daniel Sanderson, The Herald

    AN expansion of Scotland’s largest industrial complex is set to be announced following an influx of fracking gas from America. Hugh Carmichael, an Ineos director, told delegates at a Scottish Energy Association conference in Glasgow that his firm would “most probably” be revealing new development at the site with internal work on plans already taking […]

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