Fracking roundup

Third Energy UK Gas Ltd has applied to the Environment Agency for permits to carry out fracking at a site in North Yorkshire. The company plans to carry out hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in an existing borehole at Kirby Misperton, near Pickering.

UKOOG (the UK Onshore Oil  and Gas organisation) and the GMB union have announced the agreement of a joint charter on shale gas, focusing on safety, skills and supply chain development. This follows adoption of the GMB Congress of a statement on shale gas which states that “if there is a plentiful supply of UK shale gas is it not a moral duty for Britain to provide for our own gas needs from those supplies rather than importing gas from elsewhere”.