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Property Damage

UKOOG mislead on fracking impact

UKOOG mislead on fracking impact

UKOOG issued a new report on Fracking on 10th January 2017, with a press release claiming “UKOOG publishes study showing limited impact of shale gas development on countryside” With no sense of irony,  they gave the report the title “DEVELOPING SHALE GAS AND MAINTAINING THE BEAUTY OF THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE”...

So what would 100 40 well pads look like (numerically)

So what would 100 40 well pads look like (numerically)

4000 wells would require 100 well pads even if they could manage 40 wells per pad 4000 wells would only generate about 12.5 TCF of gas using IoD estimates for EURs It would take nearly a decade to produce 1 year’s worth of UK gas demand It would require nearly...

Chair of DEFRA Panel confirms accuracy of Rural Impacts study?

Chair of DEFRA Panel confirms accuracy of Rural Impacts study?

A recent article in the Solicitors’ Journal entitled “Fracking: What you need to consider” discusses issues which need to be considered by conveyancing solicitors in areas where fracking may take place. [The article can only be accessed in full by registered users but you can sign up for a free...

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

The Report on The Shale Gas Rural Economy impacts was published in heavily redacted form, generating a storm of protest in March 2014. Over a year later, and coincidentally just after the LCC decisions on Cuadrilla’s two development site applications, on July 1st 2015, the full report was finally published....

Those DEFRA Redactions exposed

Those DEFRA Redactions exposed

Last night DEFRA released the previously redacted report on the impacts of fracking on the rural economy. Whilst much of the report tells us nothing we didn’t already know, what is fascinating is the extent to which the redaction illustrate the Government’s desperation to remain “on-message” as far as shale...

Is fracking in PEDL 165 about to be hobbled?

Is fracking in PEDL 165 about to be hobbled?

Hot on the heels of the LCC decision to refuse Cuadrilla’s planning applications for Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road we saw a Westminster Hall debate on fracking. In this debate Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton proposed a buffer zone of six miles between fracking sites and an...

What the US figures suggest about our shale gas prospects

What the US figures suggest about our shale gas prospects

For a variety of reasons, the expectation of the number of shale gas wells needing to be drilled in the UK deserves a wider discussion than it has had so far. The suspicion is that the topic is one which the industry and the pro-fracking government want to avoid. Indeed...

Dr Tony Ingraffea’s article sums up very clearly the issues surrounding fracking

Dr Tony Ingraffea’s article sums up very clearly the issues surrounding fracking

Dr Tony Ingraffea’s article sums up very clearly the issues surrounding fracking – it is a must read for anybody who needs an introduction to the subject. Dr Ingraffea is perhaps best-known for his co-authorship of a Cornell University 2011 study that established the greenhouse gas footprint of fracking as...