Yearly Archives: 2013

Driller's share price crashes as Australia direct actions continue

Driller’s share price crashes as Australia direct actions continue

Investors have taken flight from an Australian Coal Bed Methane operator as community Direct Action escalated at its site in Doubtful Creek, New South Wales. The action are ongoing – see here for details. The share price of driller Metgasco […]

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Civil Disobedience will be outcome of Dash for Gas

Civil Disobedience will be outcome of Dash for Gas

The growing anti-fracking movement has become a major headache for the gas industry. Rising from nowhere eighteen months ago the movement has become so large that these days gas drilling is rarely mentioned without a second word: “controversial”. This is […]

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Community Resistance takes on The Coal Seam Gas Industry and the state in New South Wales

Community Resistance takes on The Coal Seam Gas Industry and the state in New South Wales

Coal Seam Gas (aka Coal Bed Methane, see Dart Energy’s plans for Airth Scotland) has been hitting the headlines in Australia in a big way. When Metgasco tried to establish a site at Glenugie in New South Wales local residents […]

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Direct Action used by blockaders in New South Wales

Direct Action used by blockaders in New South Wales

Blockades and actions across Australia are enjoying high levels of community support. Numbers alone are not necessarily enough. But adding direct action tactics to a well informed, challenging and potentially disobedient crowd create major headaches for the drillers and the […]

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New document shows fracking at Airth for six years

Residents of Airth have been exposed to fracking for nearly 6 years, an internal government document reveals. The document, recently discovered by Frack Off Scotland, shows that wells at Airth were fracked as early as 1997. In December the owner […]

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Annas Road Update - Cuadrilla contractor starts drilling 100`s of holes for sesimic monitoring equipment

Annas Road Update – Cuadrilla contractor starts drilling 100`s of holes for sesimic monitoring equipment

Residents north of the Ribble Estuary in Lancashire have began to notice Cuadrilla’s advance guard moving into the area. PR Marriott drill rigs will be in fields for the next few months ahead of attempts to drill and frack the […]

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Fracking Nightmare: Destroying Our Countryside

  • New UK government energy strategy
  • Increases reliance on natural gas
  • Assumption that fracking can fill gap
  • Minor onshore oil and gas in UK to date
  • Fracking requires huge amount of drilling
  • 54,000 wells to supply 40 power stations
  • Would cover 7,000 sq miles (size of Wales)
  • 36,000 wells to offset North Sea decline
  • Would cover an additional 4,700 sq miles
  • Massive impacts give population density

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British Geological Survey: "Water contamination cannot be ruled out"

British Geological Survey: “Water contamination cannot be ruled out”

In a document obtained by Frack Off, the British Geological Society (BGS) admits fracking may pollute deep level water structures. The document – commissioned by Bath Council – outlines the threat of hydraulic fracturing to Bath’s thermal spa. In it, […]

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