Shale gas

Why aren’t fracking companies drilling offshore, rather than on land?

1 December 2014 12:08

The city of Denton, Texas, doesn’t often make the news, but last month it did: it became the first city…

David Cameron is dangerously complacent on shale gas regulation

16 January 2014 11:13

Late on Tuesday afternoon, and within minutes of each other, two separate hearings in the Palace of Westminster examined the…

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Fracking incentives ‘pathetic’ and ‘insulting’, Tory MP warns

13 January 2014 9:24

Many plaudits this morning for ministers such as Michael Fallon who have catalysed the government’s push ahead with fracking. The…

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There mustn’t be a north / south divide when it comes to fracking

9 November 2013 18:03

Michael Fallon, who among his many roles is the minister in charge of fracking, has told the Telegraph’s Jame Kirkup…

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MPs still fracked with nerves about shale gas incentives

24 October 2013 17:20

In the days before Ed Miliband went all Marxist/brave on energy (delete as tribally appropriate), the debate around energy was…

Why won’t the SNP embrace the shale gas revolution?

11 October 2013 10:08

One of the odder elements of the current energy debate at present is that the political party that spends the…

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How fracking could be sent packing by a poor offer for locals

22 August 2013 12:19

After the noisy protests over oil drilling in Balcombe, you might be forgiven for thinking that there are just two…

Caroline Lucas at today's anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, where she was later arrested. Picture: PA

Caroline Lucas’ fracking arrest won’t worry ministers, but here’s what will

19 August 2013 18:15

Caroline Lucas’ arrest this afternoon at the Balcombe fracking protest might be quite useful for the Green MP, but it’s…

The View from 22 – learning to switch off, is London the new Venice and Britain’s shale ambitions vs. the EU

8 August 2013 14:10

Will holidays ever be truly relaxing again? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, Mary Wakefield and Freddy Gray discuss…

Sussex versus shale – a tale of anti-politics and middle class anxiety

21 July 2013 14:14

George Osborne believes in shale; this week’s tax cut announcement was another clear profession of his faith. But plenty of…

Are fracking tax breaks really necessary?

19 July 2013 9:17

George Osborne is taking the ‘global race’ to a new level today. The Chancellor is not just allowing Britain to…

The unpleasant truth about shale gas: it’s in my back yard

11 July 2013 16:22

One great advance for the environment is shale gas, though for some reason Greens do not see it that way.…

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Let’s get fracking

8 June 2013 19:04

Great news on the fracking front. A company called IGas says it’s sitting on a huge shale gas reserve deep…

The View from 22 — Britain’s shale gas dilemma, the ruling elite and the Queen’s Speech

9 May 2013 8:04

Will Britain’s lack of enthusiasm for shale gas result in a collapse of the government’s whole energy policy? In this…

The View from 22 special — Fuel Wars: how to get the best deal for the consumers

15 April 2013 11:55

In association in Centrica How can consumers ensure they are receiving the best possible deal for their energy bills? In…

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The quiet global energy revolution

19 March 2013 19:55

In all the noise of tomorrow’s Budget, many may not spot a small tweak to the fiscal regime for UK…

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The UK needs a serious debate on shale gas

14 February 2013 17:23

Arguments over the potential development of UK shale gas resources are too often characterised by rhetoric and hyperbole on both…

A fracking site in the US. MPs today took evidence from the company hoping to exploit shale gas in the UK. Picture: Getty

Make up your mind on shale gas, fracking chief tells government

11 December 2012 16:47

The head of the company seeking to exploit shale gas reserves in Lancashire today pleaded with the government to make…

Conservative conference: Owen Paterson says yes to shale gas and no to wind farms subsidies

10 October 2012 3:57

‘We will only improve the environment if we improve the economy.’ Owen Paterson demonstrated the government’s new environmental mantra at…