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Fylde Independent outspent nearest rival by over 2,000%

A review of election expenses reveals that Mike Hill, Independent parliamentary candidate for the Fylde, outspent his nearest rival by…

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Planning officers poised to recommend on Cuadrilla applications

On Monday 15th June, planning officers in Lancashire are expected to publish their latest recommendations in respect of two shale…

Does the UK public truly understand natural gas?

Does the UK public truly understand natural gas?  And could a lack of understanding be a barrier to greater acceptance…

Fracking and the general election: a look at the constituency picture

On Thursday 7 May, the Conservative Party won a surprise – if slim – majority in the general election, and…

Which political party is most supportive on UK shale gas?

The polls open tomorrow for what some commentators are saying will be the closest run general election in decades.  We…

Latest DECC attitude tracker reveals…

The latest DECC public attitude tracker reveals…

Election manifesto pledges on fracking

The five major political parties in England have now all published their election manifesto pledges for the upcoming general election…

Shale gas cancer claims – not all they’re fracked up to be

It’s often claimed that shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing or fracking is linked to increases in cancer rates, with…

Challenging the claims about leaky wells

It is often claimed that 6% of all oil and gas wells leak, with shale gas opponents citing a paper by Schlumberger….

Fracking at home and abroad: compare and contrast

We often hear comparisons drawn with the US experience of shale gas extraction, but how relevant are they to what…