• Cuadrilla Completes Drilling of UK’s First Horizontal Shale Gas Well

    • Date: 03/04/18
    • Rigzone

    Cuadrilla revealed Tuesday that it has successfully completed drilling the UK’s first ever horizontal shale gas well at its exploration site at Preston New Road in Lancashire. The well was drilled through the Lower Bowland shale at a depth of approximately 8,858 feet below ground and extends laterally for around 2,624 feet through the shale […]

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  • David Cameron Remains Optimistic For British Fracking

    • Date: 29/03/18
    • Platts

    He blames green campaigners for delays, but believes industry will eventually take off in the UK — not least because it’s in Britain’s national interest. The former prime minister, David Cameron, told US oil executives that fracking would make the UK ‘more competitive, more energy independent, less reliant on Russian gas’. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/PA Emulating […]

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  • Wind Turbines May Grow Twice As Tall

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Dozens of wind farms could be rebuilt with turbines twice the height of existing ones under plans to keep sites operating for at least another 20 years. More than 750 turbines at 60 sites are coming to the end of their operational lives, with less than five years remaining of the 20-year period for which […]

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  • Europe Feels The Heat As Russia Standoff Risks Energy Crisis

    • Date: 25/03/18
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Behind the glass-paned curve, desks stand bare. They used to house traders, employed by one of the most powerful energy companies in the world, negotiating the deals that resulted in cargoes of liquefied natural gas arriving in Britain. But now the chairs are empty. It wasn’t long ago that Russia’s Gazprom had one of the […]

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  • Scottish Power Chief: You’re Bonkers If You Think We Will Build Offshore Wind ‘Subsidy-Free’

    • Date: 21/03/18
    • The Energyst

    Scottish Power chief executive Keith Anderson has questioned the apparent obsession with achieving ‘subsidy-free’ renewables, warning it will not happen any time soon for technologies such as offshore wind. Anderson took part in a panel debate around ‘post-subsidy’ renewables at Aurora’s Spring Conference. Asked which markets are most attractive to parent company Iberdrola in terms […]

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  • British Government Scrutinises Energy Security Amid Russia Tensions

    • Date: 18/03/18
    • Jillian Ambrose, The Sunday Telegraph

    Government officials are undertaking a rash of reviews into energy security as political tensions between Russia and the UK continue to escalate. For the first time, the Government’s official quarterly energy report at the end of the month will lay bare the UK’s reliance on Russia for winter gas. Meanwhile, officials are in crunch talks […]

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  • ‘UK Must Boost Fracking To Reduce Reliance On Russian Energy’

    • Date: 17/03/18
    • Energy Live News

    The UK Government needs to speed up the development of fracking to improve the country’s energy security and make it less reliant on imports from Russia. That’s according to the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF), which says in light of the “crisis” in British-Russian relations, planning laws regarding the controversial energy source need to be changed as quickly […]

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  • Russia Crisis: GWPF Calls On Government To Speed Up UK Shale Development

    • Date: 16/03/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 16 March: In light of the crisis in British-Russian relations, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is calling on the Government to get its act together and speed up the development of UK shale gas.   In a submission to the shale gas inquiry by the UK Parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, the GWPF […]

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