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Living with an Anti-fracking Camp - A Chester Resident`s Experience

Living with an Anti-fracking Camp – A Chester Resident`s Experience

The following guest-blog was written by Paul Beers. Paul is a resident of Upton, A suburb of Chester threatened by fracking company Dart Energy (recently bought by IGas Energy). Upton hosts a Community Protection Camp set-up on land that has all the required permissions for IGas to start work. The camp celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary at the beginning of April 2015. Upton Community Protection Camp, April 2015 (Click To Enlarge)… Continue reading

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Frack Off Feb/Mar Newsletter: National Day Of Action, Lancashire & More

Frack Off Feb/Mar Newsletter: National Day Of Action, Lancashire & More

Contents Jump straight to: Introduction Take Action Latest News Actions & Events Planning Applications & Appeals Local Anti-Fracking Groups Introduction   Across the country the fracking industry is on the offensive in 2017, but the fracking resistance has never been stronger. Around 300 community groups, and growing, are preparing to meet this challenge. While oil prices remain low the investment cash these companies need to… Continue reading

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Solidarity Sunday – Barton Moss

Solidarity Sunday On Sunday hundreds of people from threatened communities across the country converged on IGas’s fracking site at Barton Moss in Salford. Pictured are a small selection of the many community groups which came to stand in solidarity with the community in Barton Moss. See Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss and Fracking Threat In The North West for more details. Frack Off See the Barton Moss news page for… Continue reading

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Frackademics In UK Pushing Industry Spin

No Conflicts Of Interest Here! The latest fracking PR extravaganza, centred around the publication of an academic paper, Induced Seismicity and Hydraulic Fracturing for the Recovery of Hydrocarbons, highlights the extent to which universities are being hijacked by the industry PR machine. Hype around the paper, whose lead authors are from Durham University, regurgitates the usual industry spin, conflating fracking of conventional wells with the… Continue reading

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Frack Off April Newsletter: Fighting Fracking On Multiple Fronts

Frack Off April Newsletter: Fighting Fracking On Multiple Fronts

Contents Jump straight to: Introduction Take Action Latest News Actions & Events Planning Applications & Appeals Local Anti-Fracking Groups Introduction Across the country the fracking industry is on the offensive, but in 2017 fracking resistance has never been stronger. Over 300 community groups (and rising) are preparing to meet this challenge. Low oil prices are restricting the investment cash these companies need to survive but… Continue reading

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How To Spot A Drilling Rig?

How To Spot A Drilling Rig?

Contents Jump straight to: Drilling Rigs Drilling Rigs On The Move Workover/Ancillary Rigs Related Equipment A major part of unconventional oil & gas extraction (fracking) is the drilling of the wells which requires a specialised drilling rig. Keeping track of the fracking industry and effectively resisting it may require communities across the country to be able to spot the presence and movements of these drilling rigs. In the past, the… Continue reading

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Wells, Wells And More Fracking Wells

A critical aspect of the exploitation of unconventional gas which is often not fully appreciated is that, not only is the extraction process for an individual well much more intense (hydraulic fracturing etc.), but the number of wells that have to be drilled is much larger. This is principally because unconventional gas is trapped in impermeable rock, and so the gas cannot easily flow through it. A conventional gas field can drain gas from a… Continue reading

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