Energy company Cuadrilla has said it will work to “address concerns” over fracking so that the moratorium announced by the Government can be lifted.
The heated debate about fracking began relatively recently in the UK, but the roots of the technique can be dated back to the 1860s.
The Government is facing growing calls to make its fracking ban permanent, as opponents raised concerns the major U-turn could be an election ploy.
The reversal of Government support for fracking follows years of opposition from campaigners and local communities.
Controversial fracking will no longer be allowed because of new scientific analysis, the Government has said.
Fracking has become an election issue, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he will address the “very considerable anxieties” about shale gas extraction.
The UK’s only fracker Cuadrilla has revealed it will make small “goodwill payments” to locals who claim their homes were damaged by a violent tremor caused by the company’s Lancashire drilling site.
Opposition from protesters and public concern over environmental impacts have long thwarted the ambitions of energy companies and the Government to develop fracking in the UK.
The fracking licence held by petrochemical giant Ineos has been extended for another year by Scottish ministers.
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.
The Scottish Parliament is preparing for a debate on an outright ban on fracking in Scotland. Follow the live blog on our sister site, Energy Voice.
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.