31 July 2019, 7:15 pm | Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP, UKCADAF holds public meetings, normally on the last Wednesday of each month, at...
12 August 2019, 7:00 pm | Lincolnshire Poacher 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR, UKIGas (fracking company) is now drilling 2 wells (1 vertical, 1 horizontal) 24/7...
28 August 2019, 7:15 pm | Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP, UKCADAF holds public meetings, normally on the last Wednesday of each month, at...
9 September 2019, 7:00 pm | Lincolnshire Poacher 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR, UKIGas (fracking company) is now drilling 2 wells (1 vertical, 1 horizontal) 24/7...
14 October 2019, 7:00 pm | Lincolnshire Poacher 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR, UKIGas (fracking company) is now drilling 2 wells (1 vertical, 1 horizontal) 24/7...
Yearly Archives: 2013
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 has fallen by nearly 50% since the start of the February, due to efforts of […]
The growing anti-fracking movement has become a major headache for the gas industry. Rising from nowhere eighteen months ago the movement has become so large that these days gas drilling is rarely mentioned without a second word: “controversial”. This is not simply a UK phenomenon. In the US thousands of people regularly protest against gas […]
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 were quick to react and started a blockade. Metgasco’s drilling contractor AJ Lucas (who own […]
Blockades and actions across Australia are enjoying high levels of community support. Numbers alone are not necessarily enough. But adding direct action tactics to a well informed, challenging and potentially disobedient crowd create major headaches for the drillers and the authorities. In some cases the atmosphere of a town fete with […]
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 of the Airth site, Dart Energy, refused to answer when locals asked if the driller […]
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 first horizontal shale well in the country. As Cuadrilla step up the PR offensive preventing […]
- New UK government energy strategy
- Increases reliance on natural gas
- Assumption that fracking can fill gap
- Minor onshore oil and gas in UK to date
- Fracking requires huge amount of drilling
- 54,000 wells to supply 40 power stations
- Would cover 7,000 sq miles (size of Wales)
- 36,000 wells to offset North Sea decline
- Would cover an additional 4,700 sq miles
- Massive impacts give population density
In a document obtained by Frack Off, the British Geological Society (BGS) admits fracking may pollute deep level water structures. The document – commissioned by Bath Council – outlines the threat of hydraulic fracturing to Bath’s thermal spa. In it, the government’s favourite fracking advisor concludes: “contamination of water resources by introduced fluids during the […]