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INEOS steps up search for shale in Rotherham

Planners at Rotherham Council have ruled that a proposed test drilling operation on a Greenbelt site by INEOS’ oil and gas exploration and production business “would not be likely to have significant effects on the environment” in relation to national … Continue reading

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Public event to be held by fracking firm

A FRACKING firm will hold a public event in Harthill ahead of submitting a planning application to begin drilling. Ineos Shale wants to extract samples of rock to analyse the potential for extracting gas from under land off Common Road. … Continue reading

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Public backing for fracking drops to new low

PUBLIC support for fracking has fallen to new lows, a Government survey has revealed. Just 17 per cent of people backed the controversial mining method, compared with a third who opposed it, while just under half (48 per cent) had … Continue reading

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INEOS begin search for shale in Rotherham

INEOS, the company that owns Government licenses to search for shale gas in areas of Rotherham has contacted a local parish council about carrying out surveys on council land. A type of natural gas, shale gas has the potential to … Continue reading

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Rotherham anti-fracking group to meet

AN ANTI-FRACKING group will hold a public meeting in Kimberworth next week as firms consider possibly using parts of Rotherham to extract shale gas. Rotherham Against Fracking will hold the meeting at The Green Dragon, Kimberworth, on Tuesday, September 13, … Continue reading

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Anti-fracking group opposes Rotherham drill plans

Anti-fracking group opposes Rotherham drill plans AN ANTI-fracking campaigner this week vowed to lobby and oppose plans to drill for gas in Rotherham. The Advertiser reported last week how the Government had issued exploration licences for land coming almost all … Continue reading

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Campaigners and companies ready for battle over South Yorkshire ‘fracking blitz’

Campaigners and companies ready for battle over South Yorkshire ‘fracking blitz’ Areas around Sheffield could face fracking after new licenses were awarded for oil and gas exploration. Some 27 areas, including in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, have been awarded … Continue reading

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