Yearly Archives: 2012

Australia residents beat off Scottish gas drillers

After a combative stand off between residents of Fullerton Cove, Australia and gas company Dart Energy, the company has been forced to stop drilling. Dart – which also recently applied for planning permission to drill 22 new wells in Airth, […]

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Frack Attack: Application For Britain`s First Unconventional Gas Development

Frack Attack: Application For Britain`s First Unconventional Gas Development

  • First application for unconventional gas production in UK
  • Submitted by Dart Energy in Falkirk And Stirling
  • 14 new and 2 existing well sites
  • 22 new coal bed methane wells
  • About 20 km of pipelines
  • 1 waste outfall into Firth of Forth
  • 1 gas processing facility
  • Plans for up to 600 more wells in area
  • Beginning of massive attach on countryside

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Guest Blog by Residents Action On Fylde Fracking (RAFF) - So its one rule for us and none for them

Guest Blog by Residents Action On Fylde Fracking (RAFF) – So its one rule for us and none for them

Environment Agency Exempt Cuadrilla From Permit Licence The Environment Agency (EA) has rolled over and granted Cuadrilla permission to move the 18,000 gallons of radioactive flowback sludge that has been stored at Preece Hall, following fracking activity there last year. […]

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Three lords and one Baroness - frackings vested interests inside government

Three lords and one Baroness – frackings vested interests inside government

The House of Lords is emerging as a powerful pro-fracking advocate inside government. Three Lords – Lord Green, Lord Howell and Lord Browne – and one Baroness – Baroness Hogg – each have financial interests in the fracking industry. And […]

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The Shale Revolution: A Peek Behind The Curtain

  • Shale being promoted as an economic miracle
  • It is claimed to have reduced US energy prices and carbon emissions
  • In reality this has all been caused by the economic crisis
  • Drop in demand reduced US coal and oil consumption by 10%
  • Coal and oil redirected through world market to countries like China
  • No world market for gas so US gas prices dropped instead
  • Shale gas production costs are way above present prices, which must rise eventually
  • Exploitation of shale is a sign of desperation
  • Shale will only ever provide small amounts of expensive and dangerous energy

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Lord Browne bails out Cuadrilla

Lord Browne bails out Cuadrilla

Is Cuadrilla Resources – the UK’s first fracking company – running short of ready cash? A report by part-owner AJ Lucas shows Cuadrilla has spent $88m on developing its sites in Lancashire and Sussex (p 187). This is $5m more […]

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Shares slump at Cuadrilla owner as Aus tax bill looms

Shares slump at Cuadrilla owner as Aus tax bill looms

Shares in Cuadrilla part-owner AJ Lucas have slumped almost 50% after company documents revealed it had an unpaid $40m AUS tax bill. In a announcement to the Australian stock exchange AJ Lucas notes that a ‘funding shortfall’ together with a […]

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Geomechanical Study Of Bowland Shale Seismicity, Cuadrilla Resources (2011)

Geomechanical Study Of Bowland Shale Seismicity, Cuadrilla Resources (2011)

The plot below shows a clear correlation between Cuadrillas fracking operations at Preese Hall Lancashire and sesimic activity in the area. The small circles are seismic events. By looking at the right hand axes you can see their size. The […]

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