Tagged: igas

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...

Hard times for the frackers

Hard times for the frackers

As Cuadrilla parent AJ Lucas’s share fall yet again to 19c, Kerogen Investments have increased their holding, ensuring that an increasing amount of any profits from fracking in the Fylde will make their way offshore. Of course to make a profit you do have to able to sell your product...

Shale Gas Take Away Anyone?

Shale Gas Take Away Anyone?

Unless I am misunderstanding something it seems that China still has its eyes firmly on UK shale assets. This was made clear as long ago as 2011 in an article in the Guardian This week it seems they nibbled a bit more off AJ Lucas (and by extension the Bowland...

Why do they need to lie to us?

Why do they need to lie to us?

We were struck recently by a page on the IGas PLC website which makes 2 highly misleading and exaggerated claims in the space of a couple of paragraphs. It  is interesting that the shale gas companies do not seem to observe the same standard of honesty to which they seem...

Cuadrilla’s Fracking Spin Cycle

Cuadrilla’s Fracking Spin Cycle

Cuadrilla’s community engagement initiatives at their proposed fracking site at Preston new Road  may have ground to a halt, but that doesn’t mean that they have stopped trying to influence opinion. Cuadrilla have a long history of using PR Companies, often in a rather inept way. A leaflet created with...

IGas – twice in one page? Really!

IGas – twice in one page? Really!

As we read further down IGas’s page on Water Protection and Usage we were struck by yet another apparent misrepresentation of the truth. yes, they actually state that: There have also been more than one million wells drilled around the world, and in no case has there been a single...

Misleading claims from IGas on fracking water usage

Misleading claims from IGas on fracking water usage

Glancing at IGas’s website we were struck by the interesting claim The quantity of water required to frack an onshore shale gas well is broadly the same amount used to irrigate the typical British golf course each month. There are over 7,500 golf courses across the UK. This is also...

The Infrastructure Bill debate

The Infrastructure Bill debate

So what happened yesterday? Well first of all we were treated to a report from the Commons Environmental Audit Committee. This hard-hitting report was hugely critical of fracking. It made it abundantly clear that fracking was incompatible with the UK’s obligations towards climate change mitigation. The full text of its...

A Panorama Special on the failure of science and maths teaching in our schools?

A Panorama Special on the failure of science and maths teaching in our schools?

Well that’s what it felt like watching tonight’s effort by the BBC to address the government’s abject failure to create any meaningful and coherent energy policy. The government’s chief adviser appears totally unaware that shale gas is methane which can leak from wells causing climate change, and we saw the...