The Scottish Government's decision to ban fracking in Scotland has garnered praise and outrage. Energy Voice decided to look back at some of the more memorable moments from the beginning of the moratorium on the issue to present day.
A bid to ban fracking in Scotland has been backed by the majority of respondents to a public consultation, according to the Scottish Labour party.
The Scottish Government wants to hear the publics' views about the future of fracking in the country.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government said it would be next year before a decision is made on fracking amid concern from energy bosses over its future in the region.
Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe has claimed an independent Scotland would end up needing a "Greek-style" bail out.
The SNP's stance on fracking has been branded as "illogical" and "out of kilter" with its broader energy policy, according to a think-tank.
A green group has called for the Scottish Government to follow an Australian state’s lead and ban fracking.
The first shipments of shale gas imports from the US are expected to arrive in Scotland within weeks, according to reports.
The chief executive of Ineos has urged Scottish Ministers to review the current moratorium on fracking.
The Scottish Government will consider public opinion as well as science when it comes to deciding whether to allow fracking, energy minister Paul Wheelhouse has pledged.
The Scottish Parliament is set to debate a ban on fracking as part of Holyrood land and reform debate later today.
INEOS said it still expects fracking to be given the go-ahead in Scotland.
The Scottish Conservatives have called for a moratorium on fracking to be lifted to help boost work for the North Sea oil and gas industry amid the decline in oil price.
The Scottish Government has announced it has put in place a moratorium on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Scotland, following on from its existing fracking moratorium.
Australia’s oil and gas industry body APPEA has called on an inquiry into unconventional gas in the state of Victoria to support ‘sensible policies’. The move comes after a fracking moratorium was introduced in the region three years ago. The APPEA claims the state is the only in Australia to ban new investment in developing its onshore gas resources.