Yearly Archives: 2013

New UK Fracking Licence Areas Confirmed

New UK Fracking Licence Areas Confirmed

The UK government has announced that roughly 60% of the UK is now available to be licensed to fracking companies. After a brief “consultation” period it is likely that the licenses will be handed out to fraking companies in the […]

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Latest News From Community Blockade At Barton Moss

Latest News From Community Blockade At Barton Moss

Fracking company IGas Energy drilled a Shale/CBM exploration well at Barton Moss in Salford, Greater Manchester. It was the beginning of a programme that could see thousands of fracking wells drilled across the region. The local community did everything that […]

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Fracking Threat In The North West

Fracking Threat In The North West

  • Wide range of fracking threats in North West
  • Both Bowland Shale and various coal seams
  • Cuadrilla have large license in Lancashire
  • Drilled 4 shale gas test wells and fracked one
  • Bogged down in planning at present time
  • IGas holds swath from Manchester to Liverpool
  • Targeting Shale and CBM at Barton Moss well
  • Dart has group of licenses in Cheshire
  • After CBM and Shale (helped by GDF Suez)
  • Aurora Petroleum has licence north of Liverpool
  • Looking for investors to exploit Shale Oil
  • UCG licenses in Liverpool Bay and Dee Estuary
  • Over 20,000 wells threatened across region
  • Government to license more areas next year
  • Peel Holdings looking to be fracking landlord

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Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss

Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss

  • Fracking focus is shifting to North West
  • IGas Energy plan to start drilling soon
  • Site at Barton Moss in Salford, near Manchester
  • Exploration well targets CBM and Shale Gas
  • Drilling threatened to start in mid-November
  • IGas are busy fortifying the pad with fencing
  • On area of Mosslands known for wildlife
  • Growing local opposition as awareness grows
  • Resistance being organised by local groups
  • Callout for support for across the country

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Fracking Yorkshire: Cuadrilla`s Bit On The Side

Fracking Yorkshire: Cuadrilla`s Bit On The Side

  • Cuadrilla sneaking into Yorkshire
  • Drilling rig at site in Kirby Misperton
  • Well drilled for other company, Third Energy
  • Passes though conventional gas field
  • But goes deeper into Bowland Shale
  • Unknown agreement between companies
  • Threatens thousands of fracking wells
  • Dart and Rathlin also in Yorkshire
  • Communities getting organised to resist

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The Great Gas Gala – Day 68 In Pictures

The Great Gas Gala – Day 68 In Pictures

Day 68 (Mon 30th) Of Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe Sussex Updates: Day 57 Day 50, Day 49, Day 48, Day 47, Day 44, Day 43, Day 42, Day 41, Day 40, Day 39, Day 37, Day 35, Day 34, Day […]

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Latest News From The Great Gas Gala – Day 57

Day 57 (Thurs 19th) Of Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe Sussex Updates: Day 50, Day 49, Day 48, Day 47, Day 44, Day 43, Day 42, Day 41, Day 40, Day 39, Day 37, Day 35, Day 34, Day 28, […]

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The Great Gas Gala – Day 54 In Pictures

Day 54 (Mon 16th) Of Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe Sussex Updates: Day 50, Day 49, Day 48, Day 47, Day 44, Day 43, Day 42, Day 41, Day 40, Day 39, Day 37, Day 35, Day 34, Day 28, […]

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