Category: Public Opinion

The fat lady is on stage

.. and she is already singing. Today Cuadrilla announced that they are demobilising the fracking equipment at their site at Preston New Road as they will not be able to restart fracking before their existing planning permission runs out at the end of November 2019. Before they can frack again...

The Tipping Point

Today research commissioned by NERC and Natural Environment Research Council and Economic & Social Research Council showed for the first time that a clear majority of the UK population (56%) are opposed to fracking with only 32% supporting it. The research also showed that nearly half the population (46%) oppose...

Wave 28? Wave Goodbye!

Today saw the publication of the BEIS Wave 28 public attitudes survey. The questions on fracking have remained after going missing in Wave 26, and reappearing in Wave 27 and they make grim reading for the fracking companies. Support has nosedived to its lowest level ever – the same 13%...

Mind the gap!

Today’s saw the publication of the results of the BEIS Wave 27 quarterly opinion tracker. Some of you will remember that after a consultation in which respondents told the BEIS that the questions relating to shale gas were very important, the department immediately removed the questions from the next poll...

A Question of Seismicity

A local resident puts the Oil and Gas Authority to the question. Will answers be forthcoming? Oil and Gas Authority Cc Mark Menzies MP 4 November 2018 Dear Sir/Madam Following the recorded seismic events near Blackpool in 2011, Cuadrilla commissioned a report into the seismicity of Bowland Shale. In the...

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...