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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The oil major Exxon Mobil is not planning to give up its status as the top driller in Texas.
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.
Oil price predictions always end in disaster but complacency in the market poses a number of risks, given global uncertainty.
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.
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.
A change of British government has given the much maligned fracking industry another opportunity to make out its case for stimulating the controversial technique to tap unconventional natural gas reserves.
The boss of a UK oil and gas firm hit out at a report on fracking last night claiming the the paper "amounts to erroneous conclusions".
The boom in fracking for shale gas has "dramatically increased" global methane emissions in the past decade, a study has warned.