Lancashire County Council has rejected Cuadrilla’s plans to begin seismic testing and pressure monitoring at its Grange Hill site, which has left the company "perplexed and disappointed".
Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future and FracTracker Alliance are collaborating to create a GIS map of shale gas development on public lands across the state.
In response to the latest instance of ongoing anti-shale protests in the country, Algerian police broke up demonstrators in the capital and made several arrests.
Flotek Industries is introducing new “Complex nano-Fluid" (CnF) chemistries to be used specifically for the remediation and restimulation of unconventional wells.
BHP Billiton is to cut is shale expenditure over the next 18 months and is abandoning plans to sell off its Fayetteville shale assets.
Deputy chair of Bulgaria's socialist party ABV and former Minister of the Interior, is calling for a referendum in the Dobrich region to decide whether to allow shale gas extraction.
Baker Hughes has issued its latest drilling rig report, showing a marked slow in the recent rate of decline, although totals hit the lowest levels since July 2011.
Gulfsands Petroleum has completed its third test well in Morocco and recorded a promising gas flow rate as the company explores the country’s potential shale reserves.
Tasmania’s one year fracking ban is set to expire in the next few weeks, as the regional government decides whether to renew its moratorium or allow exploration to begin.
Chevron is to withdraw its shale gas exploration interests in Romania, following a review of its portfolio and concluding that investment in the country’s resources is no longer viable.
Shell Technology Ventures is to provide investment for WellDog, an energy technology firm, following the success of a partnership developing a gas sensory technology system.
The largest producer of US shale oil, EOG Resources, expects its rapid production growth to slow in 2015, as it prioritises “returns over growth”.
Peel Gas & Oil describes UK shale as a “golden opportunity”, as it targets the economic and supply chain of the UK shale gas industry in northern England.
The shale industry will always pose some environmental risks, but transparency between government, the industry and general public to understand risks and solutions is crucial, according to the co-director of MCOR.
Cuadrilla is expected to receive the go-ahead for its shale plans at its Grange Hill site in Lancashire, after local planning officers issued a report recommending that the local committee approve the plans.