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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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Radioactive Sources Brought To Salford Fracking Site

  • Radioactive sources taken into Barton Moss
  • Used for making measurements down well
  • Schlumberger contracted to do the work by IGas
  • Contact for extended periods very dangerous
  • If damaged can release radioactive material
  • Industry history of loss and mishandling sources
  • Repeatedly lost during transport between sites
  • Have turned up a month later at sides of roads
  • Or in scrap metal shipments across the globe
  • Mislaid radioactive sources very dangerous
  • Have killed and injured hundreds of people
  • Just in Texas over 400 sources lost down wells
  • Likely to spread contamination as they degrade
  • Fracking spreading use into local communities
  • Thousands of wells mean many more sources
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Latest News From Community Blockade At Barton Moss

Fracking company IGas Energy drilled a Shale/CBM exploration well at Barton Moss in Salford, Greater Manchester. It was the beginning of a programme that could see thousands of fracking wells drilled across the region. The local community did everything that […]

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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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Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss

  • Fracking focus is shifting to North West
  • IGas Energy plan to start drilling soon
  • Site at Barton Moss in Salford, near Manchester
  • Exploration well targets CBM and Shale Gas
  • Drilling threatened to start in mid-November
  • IGas are busy fortifying the pad with fencing
  • On area of Mosslands known for wildlife
  • Growing local opposition as awareness grows
  • Resistance being organised by local groups
  • Callout for support for across the country
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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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What does the announcement by IGas actually mean?

  • IGas claims double previous estimate of 4.6 tcf
  • Higher bound estimate for gas in place
  • Actual producible gas is small fraction of this
  • Probably less than a month of gas consumption
  • No chance of even slowing North Sea decline
  • Would require 1000’s wells to produce
  • Not comparable to Polish figures
  • Companies chasing investment cash with spin
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Igas Energy – Englands newest fracking company

Igas Energy has been increasing onshore gas operations for several years. Yet few people have heard of England’s newest fracking company because Igas is complicated: the AIM-listed company is not simply a fracker – it drills for several kinds of […]

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