2020 was a frack free year in the UK because the shale gas industry failed to persuade ministers to lift blocks on the process.
Other key projects planned for 2020 were cancelled or delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak and low oil prices.
In this review of the year, we’ve picked out key events and developments. The red links in the text will take you to the original DrillOrDrop news articles. Please let us know what we have missed.
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The company which drilled and fracked two gas wells in Lancashire has reported a huge £38.6m loss in its annual financial results.
The losses made by Cuadrilla Resources, which has subsidiaries including Bamber Bridge-based Cuadrilla Bowland Ltd, were attributed in the report to loans to other companies in the AJ Lucas group. They dwarf the losses reported in 2018 of £99,000 as the firm invested heavily in drilling and testing before operations were suspended indefinitely at the end of 2019.
The firm, which was aiming to develop fracking gas fields across the county, said that it and other fracking companies had been working with the Government to address concerns caused by repeated earth tremors generated by fracking operations, but had not yet come up with a solution which would enable the lifting of the moratorium imposed on fracking in the UK.
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Cuadrilla’s Planning Application
The Fracking Moratorium
United Nations Urged to Ban Fracking
RAG AGM & Chair’s Address
One More Thing
Residents in one part of Merseyside are concerned fracking plans just one mile away may still go ahead despite a government halt on the controversial process.
People living in Formby are worried about plans to frack for shale gas at Great Altcar – submitted by energy company Aurora – just a mile from the area and a few miles from Ainsdale, Hightown and Lydiate will cause ‘damage to their health’ and ‘cost jobs’.
In November 2019 the government stopped fracking across England saying it would only allow its resumption if communities and scientists were in favour of it.
But the plans to to drill exploratory wells at Great Altcar in West Lancashire – just 900 metres from the historic Formby Oilfield is not included in the suspension as it didn’t affect fracking processes that were already in.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, 29TH JANUARY 2020
7.30.PM AT THE DERBY ARMS, TREALES
2. Introduction & Apologies
3. Chair’s Address
4. Treasurer’s Financial Report
5. Election of Officers & Confirmation of Constitution
6. Decision re Future of RAG
7. Any Other Business
8. Open Forum
9. Date of next AGM
10. Date of next RAG Meeting
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