Liz Truss faces a political backlash after lifting England's fracking ban, with anger from Tory MPs and the threat that opposition parties will use the excuse to drum up support in key electoral battlegrounds.
A ban on fracking in England has been lifted as the Government pushes for an increase in domestic energy production in the face of soaring bills.
Liz Truss is to unveil a new swathe of North Sea licences, according to a news report, in an effort to boost domestic oil and gas production.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has taken over the energy brief as part of the new prime minister Liz Truss’ cabinet reshuffle.
South Africa has launched a consultation looking at regulations around onshore oil and gas development, using hydraulic fracturing.
A Heriot-Watt University study has found "no evidence" to suggest that England’s decommissioned oil and gas wells are leaking methane into the environment - contrary to previous research.
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.
The hydrocarbon industry was one sceptical of change but a trio of price crashes, a pandemic and a swing from negative oil prices to positive has made companies more open to change.
Fracking is "not something we envisage at all in our future" as the Government seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a business minister has said.
Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, agreed to sell its US fracking business to a smaller rival following a collapse in demand.
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Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng has said fracking "for the time being is over" in the UK.
Last month the UK Government took the energy industry by surprise by announcing a moratorium on the quest for shale gas onshore in England.
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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.
A new study from the University of Texas at Austin is blaming hydraulic fracturing activity on some earthquakes in the Permian Basin of West Texas.
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The Scottish Government has confirmed its "final policy position" on fracking as being one of no support.
Opposition parties have called on the Scottish Government to promise an outright ban on fracking.
Friends of the Earth Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to "legally ban fracking" in a statement due to be made on Thursday.
The recovery of the north-east’s oil and gas industry has not been “spectacular” despite a flurry of M&A activity in the first six months of the year, an industry expert has said.