Research on the amount of gas leaked from onshore oil and gas wells raises “serious questions” over the development of fracking in the UK, Greenpeace has said. Around a third of former onshore oil and gas wells are leaking methane gas, according to the research led by scientists at the University of Durham. But it found the leaks produced less methane than agricultural use. The industry body said the findings should reassure people.
BBC 26th Jan 2016 read more »
OVER a dozen SNP branches saw their motion to ban fracking rejected from the party’s conference agenda – creating a spat where leading environmentalists accused the party of “rigging” the debate. But party officials claim that fracking was already discussed at its October conference in Aberdeen, reducing the need for a fresh debate. CommonSpace explains the context behind the fracking dispute.
Common Space 25th Jan 2016 read more »