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Anti-frackers to meet police over Harthill protests

POLICE will meet anti-fracking campaigners tonight (23) over the prospect of protests against drilling in Harthill. It follows the news that chemicals firm Ineos has submitted a planning application for an exploratory test well. South Yorkshire Police set up the … Continue reading

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Plans submitted for fracking test well

FRACKING firm Ineos has submitted a planning application for an exploratory test well at Harthill. Shale operations director Tom Pickering said: “This well is an another important step in helping us understand the local geology. Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,plans-submitted-for-fracking-test-well_22918.htm News: Testing … Continue reading

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Firm to carry out fracking probe

A multinational chemicals giant controlled by a British billionaire is widening its scope for fracking in the region after it revealed it was to carry out large-scale testing on vast swathes of the countryside. Rotherham Council has received formal notification … Continue reading

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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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