• Church Of England Banks On UK Shale Revolution

    • Date: 09/01/18
    • The Times

     The Church of England has laid claim to minerals beneath privately owned land covering an area the size of the Lake District, including in regions earmarked for fracking, The Times has learnt. Since 2010 the church has officially registered its ownership of 585,000 acres of underground resources. Thousands of people have received letters warning that they do […]

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  • UK Advertising Regulator Upholds GWPF Complaint

    • Date: 05/01/18
    • William Powell, Natural Gas World

    The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Greenpeace and others over misleading claims in an advert about the halving of the cost of electricity generated by offshore windfarms early next decade. The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) said that, until the windfarms were built, which it said was unlikely, there was no certainty that […]

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  • UK Shale Development To Begin In Earnest In 2018

    • Date: 28/12/17
    • Steel Guru

    UK shale gas companies are expected to launch large-scale fracking of gas in the northern English counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire in 2018 amid protests of environmentalists against the authorities’ decision to grant permission for such activities. Mr Francis Egan CEO of Cuadrilla company said in relation to the start of fracking in the United […]

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  • Green Activists Withdraw Adverts Which Falsely Claim Price Of Wind Energy Has Fallen By 50 Per Cent

    • Date: 27/12/17
    • Daily Mail

    Environmental activists have withdrawn an advertising campaign after being accused of making false claims about the price of wind energy. The poster, launched in September by Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and plastered around Westminster Tube station and across London’s transport network, claimed the price had fallen by 50 per cent over the past two years. […]

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  • Criminals, Crackpots And Extremists Have Poisoned Anti-Fracking Camp Protests

    • Date: 17/12/17
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    Anti-fracking protest camps in two areas of the country have been infiltrated by violent criminals, drug users, wild conspiracy theorists and ‘professional’ political activists, a Mail on Sunday investigation reveals today. Policing the protesters, who frequently resort to ‘direct action’ such as blocking roads to hold up shale gas drilling, has cost local taxpayers almost […]

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  • Fracking Protesters ‘Fake Police Injuries For The TV Cameras’

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • The Times

    Ambulance staff have accused anti-fracking protesters of faking injuries and making false allegations of police brutality in publicity stunts aimed at preventing drilling for shale gas. An activist is carried off by police at the Lancashire fracking site. Ambulance staff said that others were inventing injuries KRISTIAN BUUS/IN PICTURES VIA GETTY IMAGES North West Ambulance Service […]

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  • Frozen Britain Facing Energy Crisis As Gas Plant Explosion Raises Prices By A Third

    • Date: 12/12/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    British homes and businesses face a potential gas crisis this winter after a perfect storm of shock outages sent prices surging just as demand for heat reached highs not seen in almost five years. The shutdown of the North Sea’s most important oil and gas pipeline system has been compounded by an explosion at a major gas processing facility in […]

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  • Austrian Explosion, Pipeline Shutdown Rattles Britain’s Gas Market

    • Date: 12/12/17
    • Bloomberg

    U.K. natural gas prices jumped the most in more than eight years after an explosion at one of Europe’s biggest supply hubs threatened to curb flows during a cold snap. The market already was struggling to absorb the impact of a crack that shut down a North Sea pipeline network when a blast at the Baumgarten […]

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