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20 Impact of Unconventional Gas Technologies

These resources are designed to be used by anyone.¬† 20 images have been¬† selected to represent 20 inescapable impacts of each unconventional gas extraction technology. The images can be used in presentations, talks and workshops in digital format or can […]

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Wells, Wells And More Fracking Wells

  • Fracking requires large numbers of wells
  • Conventional well can drain large area
  • For impermeable rock many wells required
  • Often 8 wells per square mile or more
  • Tens of thousands drilled in US already
  • Largest onshore gas field in UK was 8 wells
  • Fracking companies play down the scale
  • What they say to investors most accurate
  • Well numbers can be estimated from reserves
  • Adds up to tens of thousands of wells across UK
  • Plus pads, pipelines, compressor stations etc.
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44 percent of wells leaking at UK Treasury director’s gasfield: Australian government

Over 44 percent of wells are leaking in an Australian gasfield overseen by UK Treasury director Baroness Hogg, according to the Queensland government (see p4 of linked pdf). Almost half the wells tested at the Tara field in Queensland show […]

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First UK fracking leak as Dart Energy wells fail

The Scottish Herald today reported the UK’s first fracking leak – at Coal Bed Methane (CBM) wells near Canonbie in Scotland. The leak – at wells owned by Dart Energy – confirm anecdotal evidence from locals who have – over […]

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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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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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Driller`s wells produce carcinogenic water

The Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operator behind the UK’s largest onshore gas development, Dart Energy, has found its old CBM wells in Australia are now producing carcinogenic water. 50% of Dart’s 7-year-old wells in Dalby, Queensland were found to be […]

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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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