Type: Tight/Shale Oil
Status: Preparing For Production
Response: Community mobilising
Preston New Road, Lancashire
Type: Shale Gas Appraisal Wells
Status: Drilling Underway
Response: Ongoing Resistance
Kirby Misperton, Yorkshire
Type: Shale Gas Appraisal Well
Status: Hydraulic Fracturing
Response: Ongoing Resistance
Type: Seismic Survey
Status: Survey Ongoing
Response: Community Mobilising
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This week’s demos outside ARR Craib and RTH-Lubbers in Aberdeen, two companies which have been supplying the Cuadrilla Resources fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire, highlight the national nature of the fracking threat. Just because a fracking site is in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire or Surrey does not mean that that impacts will be limited to the region in question. Thousands of tons of dangerous frack sand and chemicals are needed for each site (and have to come from somewhere), and the millions of gallons of fracking waste produced by a site also have to be moved by road (and be dumped somewhere).
The fracking of large swathes of Sussex and Surrey for shale/tight oil is a growing threat with four major test sites already drilled and a fifth planned. In West Sussex, Broadford Bridge< near Billingshurst and Balcombe have already been drilled, while in Surrey
Fracking company Ineos Upstream, a subsidiary of the chemical giant Ineos, is not having an easy time in its attempts to impose fracking on the communities living in its licence areas. So far all 3 of its planning applications for […]
Trucks are rolling in an attempt to construct the East Midlands first fracking sites at Springs Road in Misson and Tinker Lane near Blyth, in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire. Frack Free Misson and Frack Free Tinker Lane, supported by groups from across the region and beyond, are resisting these ongoing construction efforts. In production fracking in the region could see thousands of wells drilled across the region, if not stopped.
As an inquiry opens into Cuadrilla’s long stalled plans for a second fracking appraisal site at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire, the fact that work at its first site Preston New Road site is 8 months behind schedule and counting shows that official permission alone guarantees nothing if local communities are mobilised to resist
Seismic survey crews contracted by fracking company Ineos Upstream from military logistics specialist Arturius International have begun laying cables in fields and woods across Derbyshire. Concerned community members have taken pictures of cabling, workers and machinery and are concerned about the impact on wildlife. […]
Cuadrilla have applied for permission to return to Lower Stumble Drill Site, London Road, Balcombe to flow test the well they drilled despite massive opposition in the Summer of 2013. They are seeking permission to try to extract oil from the horizontal well and install a 14m high flare to burn off the gases produced in the process.