Shale gas could support the UK’s transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, the Government has said as fracking resumes in Lancashire.
The boom in fracking for shale gas has “dramatically increased” global methane emissions in the past decade, a study has warned.
Jeremy Corbyn has snubbed the boss of fracking firm Cuadrilla, meeting protesters instead at the gates of a shale gas exploration site and promising them his party would ban the practice.
The fracking licence held by petrochemical giant Ineos has been extended for another year by Scottish ministers.
Labour’s new climate change minister has demanded a ban on fracking.
The Scottish Government confirmed last night it was looking to fortify its fracking policy with a fresh public consultation on the practice.
Onshore oil and gas production would be a “powerful addition” to Scotland’s “portfolio”, an industry veteran said yesterday.
Fracking firm Ineos has lost out in its Court of Session case against the Scottish Government’s high profile ‘fracking ban’.
The UK Government today unveiled a new package of support measures for shale gas developments, including the creation of a £1.6million fund.
Protesters caused disruption at a north-east transport company yesterday amid claims trucks were delivering fracking equipment to firms in England.
Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood turned model in an anti-fracking protest against multinational chemical company Ineos.
Pop star Cher has lent her support to a campaign to ban drilling for oil and gas in Ireland.
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A debate on whether to ban fracking in Scotland is to be held at the Scottish Parliament today.
The Scottish Government is looking to ban fracking with “immediate effect”.
Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse is expected to make an announcement on the future of fracking in Scotland later today.
Scotland's energy sector could be "left behind" by the decision to ban underground coal gasification (UCG), the Scottish Conservatives have warned.
Labour has renewed calls for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland ahead of a Holyrood debate on the environment.
What is fracking? More properly known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking is a process in which liquid is pumped deep underground at high pressure to fracture shale rock and release gas or oil trapped within it.
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has been sprayed with manure by the farmer at the centre of a fracking row.
The Scottish Conservatives plan to get thousands of redundant oil and gas workers jobs in the fracking industry if elected in May.
Fergus Ewing has admitted the SNP could back fracking if the party wins the Holyrood election in May.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of trying to deceive the country over her support for fracking as Scottish Labour vowed to ban the controversial technique
A call from the Scottish Liberal Democrats to lift the national ban on fracking has been dubbed "massively disappointing" by environment campaigners.
Donations totalling more than £27,000 from a fracking company to the SNP have drawn criticism from opposition politicians.
Fracking could have a detrimental impact on the North-east oil and gas industry, an Aberdeen academic has warned.
The SNP faced two rebellions from the party rank-and-file over its stance on fracking and land reform.
A senior executive of fracking company Ineos has said he is "not too concerned" about a motion at the SNP conference that could result in a further clampdown on the controversial practice.
Fracking will be promoted "under the SNP's noses" at the party's conference in Aberdeen later this month.
County councillors have turned down plans to frack for shale gas in Lancashire.
Councillors in Lancashire have voted to defer making a decision on whether to give the go-ahead to fracking for shale gas until next Monday.