Oil & Gas

INEOS wins shale gas licences in 14 licensing round


INEOS has won 21 new shale gas licences in the final part of the UK Government's 14th licensing round. The company said the majority of the licences are located in the old mining heartlands of the North West, North Yorkshire and the East Midlands with a heritage and feed energy production. The announcement by the OGA (Oil and Gas Authority) of 159 onshore blocks means INEOS is now one of the UK's biggest shale gas players.

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INEOS strikes deal with ExxonMobil and Shell to supply US shale gas to Fife Ethylene Plant


INEOS has struck a deal with ExxonMobil Chemical and Shell Chemicals Europe to supply ethane from US shale gas from Grangemouth to the Fife Ethylene Plant. The purchase agreement will be from the middle of 2017 and it is hoped access to this source will help complement supplies from North Sea natural gas fields. Geir Tuft, business director at INEOS O&P UK, said the deal was a “landmark agreement”.

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Ineos senior exec ‘not too concerned’ about fracking motion


A senior executive of fracking company Ineos has said he is “not too concerned” about a motion at the SNP conference that could result in a further clampdown on the controversial practice. Party members meeting in Aberdeen will today be asked to back a move that would place tighter restrictions on the party’s moratorium on shale gas extraction. The Scottish Government has already halted any fracking until 2017.