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Latest News From Community Blockade At Barton Moss

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 they could to stop them. See Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss and Fracking Threat In The North West for the background. Scroll down for a timeline of the history of the… Continue reading

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What are the new 14th round PEDL licences targeting?

While companies applying for these new licences have a primary target, most will also have secondary targets which they will be looking to gather data on. There have already been a number of examples of companies who have conventional oil and gas as a primary targets, but are also drilling for unconventional resources (fracking). See below for a list of new licence areas along with the types of extraction targeted in the application: Operator… Continue reading

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Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss

Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss

Anti-Fracking Banners Outside A House Close To Threated Site In Barton Moss (Click To Enlarge) With the activities of fracking company Cuadrilla Resources coming to a temporary halt in Sussex, the focus of UK fracking operations seems likely to shift to another part of the country. Cuadrilla, currently seeking planning permission to conduct “flow testing” of the well at Balcombe, are one of three main fracking companies in the UK…. Continue reading

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Igas Energy – Englands newest fracking company

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 gas, and it’s main business is oil. But recent test results have thrown Igas’ fracking operations into the news. At Ince Marshes near Liverpool Igas recently doubled its estimate of… Continue reading

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What does the announcement by IGas actually mean?

On the 2nd April 2012 Island Gas (IGas) Energy announced that after drilling a test well at the Ince Marshes site in Cheshire they believe that there may double the amount of shale gas they initially believed under the acreage they have licensed in the north west of England. The previous estimate was 4.6 trillion cubic feet (tcf) or 130 billion cubic metres (bcm). Here we look at some of the small print that is actually lurking behind these… Continue reading

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Fracking Scotland: Time To Get Organised

Fracking Scotland: Time To Get Organised

Scotland is threatened by all three fracking technologies: Shale Gas/Oil, Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and Underground Coal Gasification (UCG). Exploration licences cover a relatively small area of land at present, but roughly a third of Scotland is being offered to fracking companies as part of the 14th onshore licensing round. The following round-up will take you through the companies that currently hold licences, their plans, and the rapidly… Continue reading

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