Category: shale gas

UK Government Orders Scientific Review on Fracking as Energy Crisis Bites

The British government has ordered a review of the latest scientific evidence on fracking amid calls for lifting the ban on the practice to alleviate the energy crisis which has been exacerbated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The government on Tuesday commissioned the British Geological Survey to advise on the latest scientific evidence around…


UK Government Urged to Halt Sealing of Fracking Wells Amid Energy Crisis

The UK government has been urged to withdraw its instruction to plug the country’s only shale wells and lift the ban on fracking to alleviate the energy crisis which has been worsened by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The government imposed a moratorium on shale gas mining in England in 2019 after two minor earthquakes…


UK Government ‘Open’ to Lifting Fracking Ban to Cut Reliance on Russian Energy

The UK government is “open to the idea of fracking” as long as it is done in a safe and sustainable way, a minister said on Wednesday as the government seeks alternative energy sources to substitute Russian hydrocarbons. The government imposed a moratorium on shale gas mining in England in 2019 after two minor earthquakes…


UK Conservatives Urge PM to Lift Fracking Ban to Avoid Future Energy Crises

A group of senior Conservative lawmakers has called on Boris Johnson to reverse the government’s ban on fracking as the UK faces an acute energy crisis. In a joint letter to the prime minister, 30 Conservative politicians, including former Brexit minister David Frost and former culture secretary John Whittingdale, said it is “time to reverse…