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Dart Energy pulls out of China for US$12m loss

Dart Energy pulls out of China for US$12m loss

Scottish Driller Dart Energy today announced the company is pulling out of operations in China – for a US$12m loss. The company is selling its stake in Fortune Oil Plc (FLG), which has extensive Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operations in […]

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Fracking In Balcombe: A Community Says No

Fracking In Balcombe: A Community Says No

  • Fracking threatening Sussex countryside
  • Cuadrilla have licences for 270 square miles
  • Planning permission to drill in Balcombe
  • Targeting layer within Kimmeridge Clay
  • Analogous to Bakken Shale in North Dakota
  • Would need thousands of wells to extract oil
  • Same severe impacts as in US and Australia
  • Villagers getting organised to resist invasion
  • Cuadrilla is trying to push ahead regardless
  • Need permits to start, but could be soon

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Newsnight fails Scotland on Dart Energy Threat

Newsnight fails Scotland on Dart Energy Threat

Why is it that Scotlands flagship news program completely missed the story? If you compare the content and tone of the 12 minute BBC piece with one and half minutes from 7 News in Australia the differences are stark. The […]

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Celtique borehole deception in Sussex

Celtique borehole deception in Sussex

Sussex Driller Celtique Energie is preparing to test for shale gas and oil at two new sites in Sussex, even as it tells the public it’s not doing so. Thousands of wells, hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling and massive volumes of […]

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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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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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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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