Sunday, 6 April 2014

Click here to view the overall composition of fracturing fluid used in 2011 by Cudrilla at Barton Moss.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

New series of links on DECC website about Fracking

DECC published an interesting series of documents on 26 March 2014 (see link, below) There are lots of documents linked to on this page, which set out the Government position on Fracking.

 Developing shale gas and oil in the UK


The government believes that shale gas has the potential to provide the UK with greater energy security, growth and jobs. We are encouraging safe and environmentally sound exploration to determine this potential.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a technique used in the extraction of gas from shale rock and has been extensively used over the last 60 years – it is estimated that more than 2.5 million wells have been fracked worldwide.
The UK has a strong regulatory regime for exploratory activities but we want to continuously improve it. The UK has over 50 years of experience of regulating the onshore oil and gas industry nationally.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

DECC Consultation now open

DECC further onshore oil and gas licensing consultation is now Open
It runs from 17 Dec 2013 to 28 Mar 2014

PLEASE please make your views about possible Fracking in Herefordshire ( and elsewhere!) known to DECC using their online survey form! This is part of the consultation on the next round of onshore oil and gas licencing - where it will be and who will be affected.

Herefordshire IS in the area under discussion.