Tagged: Francis Egan

Size does matter Francis!

So Mr Egan is having a tough time right now as he gets wheeled in to studio after studio to explain himself about the seismicity which everyone assumes is caused by his company’s fracking operations. Maybe it’s all a bit tiring for him which may explain the  fact that he...

Cracking under the pressure

The fracking industry’s gaming of our legal processes and the start of fracking in the face of dire warnings from the IPCC threatens to fracture their fragile social licence to operate There is a certain delicious irony, when considering the debate about hydraulic fracturing in the UK, that the term...

Flaky Shaky Frankie

Well Friday wasn’t a good day for Mr Egan and he was looking rather tired as he gave several interviews to TV news channels. I was particularly interested though by the one he gave to Alex Thompson of Channel 4 News.  Mr Egan was visibly rattled by being asked about...

Cuadrilla downgrade forecast confidence

Things have not been going swimmingly for Cuadrilla (unless we imagine them splashing around on their soggy well pad perhaps). This is perhaps reflected in the language they use to describe their level of confidence in their ability to extract gas from their operation at Preston New Road. Back in...

The  times they are a changin’

The times they are a changin’

Well Cuadrilla’s timings for Preston New Road are anyway. Today Francis Egan, Cuadrilla’s boss, told Drill or Drop “We will exercise our democratic right to carry on with our lawful work at Preston New Road which is progressing to plan.” With Mr Egan it is hard to know whether even...

An invitation to Francis Egan of Cuadrilla

An invitation to Francis Egan of Cuadrilla

The following invitation was extended to Mr Egan in a letter in the Blackpool Gazette and the Lancashire Evening Post by local  geologist Trina Froud. Dear Sir, We have recently had the opportunity to question the regulators, and this week brings the British Geological Survey, who are carrying out some...

Arrested Development

Arrested Development

On 18th February 2017 the Daily Telegraph published an article with the title “Cuadrilla takes shale activist row to Government as local firms lose out“. In the article the reporter, Jillian Ambrose, states that “Cuadrilla boss Francis Egan has raised concerns with officials in the Home Office, asking that police...

Such hypocrisy Mr Egan!

Such hypocrisy Mr Egan!

In the Farmer’s Guardian this week we read that Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are facing legal action for trespass leading from their alleged breaking of an injunction on Farmer Wensley’s field. At the end of the article there is a quote from St Francis of Egan who tells...

Hard Talk indeed

Hard Talk indeed

At 4:30 this morning BBC’s Hard Talk featured Francis Egan being grilled by Stephen Sackur   The video must make uncomfortable viewing if you are a pro-fracker as Mr Egan stumbles through a not very convincing case under some testing questions from his interviewer. Some highlights: At 5:26 Stephen Sackur ...

Pennsylvania Nein Danke! (Part 2)

Pennsylvania Nein Danke! (Part 2)

Just to underline the unfortunate nature of Mr Egan’s stated desire make us here in the Fylde just like Pennsylvania, here is an article from today’s Daily Mail Still at least we might get a free special-combo pizza and some fizzy pop with our pollution