Drilling diary – September 2017

60+ events in September 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: court hearing on the INEOS injunction, consultation deadlines, meet-the-regulators drop-in, exhibitions, talks, meetings and film screenings.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong. This post will be updated throughout the month with new information.

 

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Public support for fracking in the UK at record low, official survey reveals

A survey by the Business and Energy Department showed just 16% supported the controversial process of shale gas extraction, down from 21% last year and the lowest since the study was launched five years ago. Just 13% of the 2,000 people questioned said they knew a lot about fracking, with just under half knowing “a little.”               Groups opposed to fracking said the findings showed that the industry was pulling energy policy in the wrong direction.

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Double challenge to ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s fracking site goes to Appeal Court

Opponents of fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool take their legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.                                      A two-day hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice will hear arguments from Preston New Road Action Group and the anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, along with Cuadrilla and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

By Ruth Hayhurst

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What’s happening this week? 28 August-3 September 2017

In this week’s listings:

  • Two-day hearing at the Court of Appeal in London on permission for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool;
  • Deadline for comments on IGas application for testing at Ellesmere Port gas site;
  • Third Energy information event about fracking at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire;
  • Frack Free Community Gathering in response to Third Energy event;
  • Plus demonstrations, meetings and talks

Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Listings for the rest of September coming soon.

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