The Telegraph: Local communities may be stripped of the chance to decide on fracking in their area, under sweeping new rules allowing ministers to bypass councils entirely. Under controversial plans to encourage the faltering fracking industry, Greg Clark, the communities secretary, will now consider ‘calling in’ any planning application for shale gas exploration as soon […]

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Onshore oil & gas sector guidance consultation This guidance is for oil and gas companies and their consultants setting out which environmental permits are needed for onshore oil and gas exploration and extraction operations in England. We think this consultation will be of interest to anyone working on or have an interest in the exploration […]

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Jim Marshall – Policy and Business Adviser ‘Water UK, through EurEau, is joining a three-year European Commission work programme to develop a best available technology reference document for oil and gas, which will take full consideration of environmental protection. Over the past 4 years, Water UK’s positioning has focused on ensuring that if shale gas […]

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The Task Force on Shale Gas has launched its 3rd report, looking at how the development of a UK shale industry would affect our overall climate impact. The report’s overarching finding is that shale gas has a role to play as an interim baseload energy source in the UK energy mix over the medium term.  […]

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