This is the stuff of a Whitehall Farce.
The Government has commissioned a review of the latest scientific evidence on fracking, as the debate over UK energy supplies intensifies.
The UK's only two shale wells are to be abandoned, ending more than a decade of controversy over fracking in this country.
Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng has said fracking "for the time being is over" in the UK.
Energy company Cuadrilla has said it will work to "address concerns" over fracking so that the moratorium announced by the Government can be lifted.
Controversial fracking will no longer be allowed because of new scientific analysis, the UK Government has said.
The UK's only fracker Cuadrilla has revealed it will make small "goodwill payments" to locals who claim their homes were damaged by a violent tremor caused by the company's Lancashire drilling site.
The Government's plan to establish the UK shale gas industry through the controversial process of fracking is taking longer than expected, a new report has said.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is understood to have ordered a suspension of work at Cuadrilla's Lancashire fracking site over concerns surrounding a recent large-scale seismic event.
A tremor measuring 2.1 on the Richter scale has been recorded at the UK's only active fracking site - the largest ever detected at the facility.
Fracking has been stopped at the UK's only shale gas exploration site after a tremor, according to an energy firm.
The potential to extract shale gas from fracking in the UK could be significantly lower than previously thought, a study suggests.
Jeremy Corbyn has snubbed the boss of fracking firm Cuadrilla, meeting protesters instead at the gates of a shale gas exploration site and promising them his party would ban the practice.
Jeremy Corbyn has been invited to visit a shale gas exploration site rather than just meet anti-fracking protesters outside the gate.
Three fracking campaigners were found guilty today of being in contempt of court after they breached an injunction at the Cuadrilla Preston New Road site.
Francis Egan, CEO of fracking firm Cuadrilla, has said the UK government’s new report on climate change “smacks of creative carbon accounting”.
Cuadrilla has lost an appeal to drill a second fracking site in Lancashire.
Opposition to fracking has risen with more than a third of people against the process, a Government survey suggests.
Ministers have "no intention of altering" regulations on tremors caused by fracking which have repeatedly halted work in Lancashire, it has emerged.
Friends of the Earth claimed the Environment Agency (EA) failed to consider techniques which could reduce the environmental impact of fracking at the energy firm's site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire.
Environmental campaigners are set to bring the latest legal challenge over fracking at the High Court.
Fracking firm Cuadrilla has announced a further "series" of micro seismic events in Blackpool, near its Lancashire Preston New Road site.
A 1.5ML (local magnitude) tremor has been recorded in Blackpool following fracking at Cuadrilla’s nearby gas exploration site.
Campaigners have criticised the Government for failing to consider measures which they claim could reduce the environmental impact of fracking at Cuadrilla's controversial Preston New Road site.
The Scottish Government confirmed last night it was looking to fortify its fracking policy with a fresh public consultation on the practice.