Week Ending 20th April 2014
Brace Yourself for the Shale Oil Invasion
4000 holes in Blackpool Lancashire - the pollution prospects in PEDL165
UK news highlights
Contrary to my prediction, the BGS/DECC report on the Weald and Wessex shale basins will not now appear, even though reports suggest it is complete. Why? Because the government, in an act of pure cowardice, has put the lid on the report until after the May elections. The report is trailed to predict a huge shale oil shale rush by frackers in the Tory south-east. From Kent to Hampshire and Dorset, voters will realise they are to be seriously fracked, if Cameron and Osborne get their way.
The Winter Gardens in Blackpool will be the scene of much activity on Thursday, as activists from all over the country are expected to voice their disbelief at the spurious promises of jobs at the "supply chain" conference.
The government continues using every trick in the book to push fracking - fixing the law, now conning G7 into believing the UK gives a damn about Europe.
Outside the UK
Channel 4 wakes up to the North Dakota flaring scandal.
Indian fracking delayed.
Any opinions here not quotes from the
week's news reports are my own.
News As It Came In
links to original stories
Ministerís visit set to spark fracking protest
Shale gas trucks crash in Pennsylvania
Brighton Pavilion MP slams fracking and says protests like Balcombe will continue
Anti-fracking protesters expected after Cuadrilla submits new application to drill in Balcombe
Fracking in East Yorkshire? Trespass law change could encourage shale gas firms
Fracking activists set up protest camp
Shale to boost jobs across the supply chain
How North Dakota's fracking frenzy is wasting natural gas
Oilex may take almost two months to begin fracking Indian well
Fracking - the clean fight against dirty fuels
Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking
UK Pushing G7 for Shale Gas and Nuclear Focus to Loosen Russia Energy Grip
Former Mobil Oil exec urges brakes on gas fracking
Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement
IGas shares soar as government plans to free up rules on fracking
Next disruptive shale technology will improve recoveries: Schlumberger fellow
Updated: BREAKING: Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case