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 potential for shale well production is almost double the original reported amount, according to a new forecast from a UK oil and gas trade body.
The UK’s onshore oil and gas trade body has called for the Scottish Government to realise fracking’s potential and ditch its moratorium on the technology.
Scotland will have to answer some very big questions about energy supply over the next year, a leading industry figure has said.
Friends of the Earth (FoE) said yesterday that the UK’s advertising regulator had dropped a case into a leaflet it produced on fracking.
A leading steelworkers’ union has backed plans for fracking, saying it could boost the steel industry and support thousands of jobs.
Councillors in North Yorkshire have given the green light to the first fracking operation in the UK for five years.
The chief executive of industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG), said it was a “vital day” for the UK's energy future as new licences for onshore gas and oil exploration in 159 blocks were granted.
The United Kingdom is home to some of the most renowned scientists in the world. Yet if you asked many people they might find it difficult to name anyone apart from Stephen Hawking. Ask them to name a female scientist and I think they would struggle but we have some exceptional scientists in Dame Athene Donald, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Dame Carol Richardson amongst others. Encouragingly, more women than ever before are working in science, technology and engineering occupations, according to official data. The Labour Force Survey reveals that nearly 800,000 women work in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic occupations, 104,000 more than in 2014.
The new chairwoman of UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) has claimed women are opposed to fracking because they “don’t understand” it. Averil Macdonald made the remarks after research showed men are nearly twice as likely to support fracking. According to reports in the Times, the leading scientist said women were more likely to form their opinions on a “gut reaction”.
A pressure group for the unconventional oil and gas industry in the UK has hailed the appointment of a leading science educator to spearhead efforts to reassure communities that fracking is safe. Ukoog, which also represents the interests of other uncoventional onshore oil and gas plays, has appointed Professor Averil Macdonald as its chair. Professor Macdonald is Emeritus Professor of Science Engagement at the University of Reading and a board member of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), consultant director of Highbury College, and was chair of the Expert Group for Women in Science until 2015.
Onshore oil and gas body UKOOG (United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas) has welcomed a report from a task force on Shale Gas which has assessed the impact on local environment. It comes after Lord Chris Smith admitted his report on the local and health impacts of the industry revealed it still faces an "uphill struggle" for public acceptability. A number of recommendations have been made around practices used by companies in the UK including seismic modelling, full chemical disclosure and the use of green completions at production.