Tagged: UKOOG

Infinite Regression – Busting the Myth Busting

A Northwest MP wrote to Claire Perry MP in her capacity as Minister for Clean Growth and Energy. In his letter he raised concerns about shale gas extraction on behalf of his constituents. Ms Perry responded with  a letter containing the usual government platitudes. Here is how it concluded: The...

Mike Hill and the IET

Regular readers may be aware that local engineer Mike Hill was subjected to a protracted smear campaign by pro-fracking activists. We believe that in making a host of unfounded, unsustainable but ultimately very damaging insinuations against an honest man the pro-fracking activists concerned not only crossed a line into totally...

Fracking with the facts in a post-truth world

Fracking with the facts in a post-truth world

Fracking is a process that is struggling to gain a foothold in the UK. As the companies involved scrabble to get permission to drill across vast swathes of the countryside, they are also fighting a battle to win the hearts and minds of the population, because they know that without...

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”...

Cronin the Mathematician

Cronin the Mathematician

Much has already been written about yesterday’s decision at NYCC, so I am going to concentrate on one statement that particularly struck me during the day. I was sure I heard Ken Cronin of UKOOG explaining that UKOOG were working on the assumption that pad density would be “approximately 10...

UKOOG – it’s hard to understand the science when we can’t get answers!

UKOOG – it’s hard to understand the science when we can’t get answers!

After UKOOG’s embarrassing climb down over their estimates of truck movements on their web sites we asked them for further clarification as we reported here We sent this email to them Subject: Vehicle movements Date: 8 October 2015 14:35:06 BST To: info@ukoog.org.uk Dear Sir On your web site you have...

Keep on truckin’ with UKOOG!

Keep on truckin’ with UKOOG!

UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG)is the trade body which, amongst other things, promotes fracking to the nation. On their “What it looks like” web page until very recently they made the following claim about truck movements per well pad: Now 300 truck movements a year is less than 1...

Ken Cronin doth protest too much methinks

Ken Cronin doth protest too much methinks

The BBC reported this week that Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, had made the perfectly reasonable point that shale gas exploration firms should pay a levy towards the cost of policing anti-fracking protests, because they stand to make “huge sums of money” out of their work. (Of...