Lancashire County Council has said that it has scheduled two days in January for the Development Control Committee to deliver a decision regarding planning applications for shale gas developments at two prospective Cuadrilla sites. read more ..
The environmental review board in Quebec, which has been examining fracking in the province, has published its report into the practice and concluded that the potential negative consequences of fracking outweigh financial benefits. read more ..
Alta Mesa Holdings has announced that a subsidiary, Alta Mesa Eagle, has agreed to sell its undeveloped oil and gas holdings in the Eagle Ford Shale area to ReOil Eagle.
Summit Midstream Partners has announced that it has reached an agreement with XTO Energy to develop and operate a new shale gas “gathering system” in southeast Ohio.
Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory have formed a co-operative group, NT Frack Free Alliance, which has been established to fight proposals for fracking on their land.
US energy company Chevron is set to terminate its $10 billion agreement with the Ukraine to develop the country’s shale gas reserves.
British energy firm, IGas energy, has released a statement announcing preliminary results from the drilling of the Ellesmere Port exploration well.
Baker Hughes has issued its latest weekly drilling reports and the figures for the second week of December show the largest weekly drop in active oil and gas rigs for two years.
Abdullah el-Badri, Secretary General of OPEC, has spoken out for the first time since the group decided in late November not to cut its production target of 30 million barrels and defended the policy.
Kenneth P. Green of the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think-tank, has written a report, “Managing the Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing”, discussing the regulatory process and risk management of fracking.
The United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas, a representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry has finished its initial “Let’s Talk About Shale” programme across Lancashire.
The Onshore Energy Service Group was launched this week to press the government to ensure that small and medium sized businesses are a key part of the UK’s potential shale industry.
Will Smith, a senior portfolio manager at CQS, a London hedge fund, has said that local communities should receive a greater financial recompense from the fracking industry, if the process is to be adopted on a wide scale.
Petronas has signed a binding agreement with Argentina’s YPF to invest in the rich Vaca Muerta shale play, in an initial deal worth $550 million.
A Japanese investment fund, to be formed by Anchor Ship Partners, will invest over $4 billion in liquefied natural gas carriers, with the expectancy of importing shale gas from North America as soon as 2017.
According to the US Labor Department, over 5,000 workers in the Marcellus Shale region have recovered nearly $4.5 million in unpaid wages.
Representatives from Cuadrilla and Centrica were among those leading a networking event, focusing on job opportunities, education and targeting actions to fill a potential engineering skills gap in the future UK shale industry.