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Fracking Scotland: Time To Get Organised

  • 4 Frackers focused on the Midland Valley
  • Dart Energy, INEOS, Cluff and Reach CSG
  • UK’s first production application at Airth
  • Outcome of Dart’s planning appeal imminent
  • Dart have permission to drill at Skinflats
  • Production plans for 1,300 wells in PEDL 133
  • IGas acquire Dart to access 1m acres of UK
  • 5 UCG licences already sold in Firth of Forth
  • Cluff Natural Resources plans at Largo Bay
  • More than 1 billion tons of coal targeted
  • Extraction would require over 4,000 wells
  • Plans to sell all Central Belt to frackers
  • 14th Onshore License round happening now
  • Communities getting organised to resist threat
  • Now is the time to get informed and organised
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Dart Face 90,000 Scottish Residents at Public Inquiry

  • Dart Energy facing inquiry in Scotland
  • Already kicked out of Australia by opposition
  • Applications for first UK fracking production
  • Record 2,500 objections from local people
  • Rejected by Falkirk and Stirling Councils
  • Dart appealing to Scottish Government
  • 27 community (90,000 people) fighting back
  • Threat of over 1,000 CBM wells if approved
  • Inquiry begins 18th March 2014, Falkirk
  • Lasts at least 3 weeks, no result for months
  • Meanwhile Dart turning its sights on England
  • 3-5 CBM well drilling campaign in England
  • £24m GDF Suez investment driving activity
  • Local communities are mobilising in response
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Dart Frack Attack: New Midlands Multi-Well Program

  • Dart Energy tied up fighting Scots communities
  • Appealing application for first production in UK
  • Now £24m GDF Suez investment driving activity
  • 3-5 CBM well drilling campaign under way
  • Shale gas exploration wells planned to follow
  • Drilling rig being erected at site in Cheshire
  • Well pad under construction at Daneshill, Notts
  • 2 more sites in Cheshire and Wrexham lined up
  • Exploration wells potentially just beginning
  • Threat of thousands of wells across regions
  • Local communities are mobilising in response
  • Areas are new front in the fight against fracking
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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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Cash crisis for Scots driller as community resistance grows

Scotland driller Dart Energy is in the throes of a major cash crisis, an Australian stock exchange announcement today reveals. Large-scale community resistance has prevented the driller from obtaining planning permission at Airth; led by the Forth valley Against Unconventional […]

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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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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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Dart Energy dumps extraordinary levels of benzene into Firth of Forth

Nov 2014 UPDATE – For a full round-up of the situation in Scotland click here… Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith is a senior adviser to the National Toxics Network (NTN) and recently coauthored NTN’s report on the chemical impacts of hydraulic fracturing […]

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