An application for a licence to explore for shale gas in south west County Fermanagh has prompted questions and opposition among anti-fracking campaigners and local people. Tamboran Resources is seeking the petroleum licence to drill and frack in a 600km2 area near the border with the Irish Republic. The application was first submitted in September 2016 but an eight-week consultation was announced last week (7 May), more than two-and-a half years later. The announcement, by the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE), took campaigners by surprise.
Drill or Drop 14th May 2019 read more »
Extracting all remaining oil and gas reserves would see the UK miss its climate change commitments, Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES) has claimed. The group says the target of limiting global warming to 1.5C would not be met if the 5.7 billion barrels in current oil and gas fields is burned. The industry expects to produce another 20 billion barrels and wants the focus to be on its use rather than volume. They insist the sector is central to developing cleaner technologies. FoES has instead called for an urgent phasing-out of fossil fuels.
BBC 15th May 2019 read more »