The purpose of all our ongoing exploratory work is to demonstrate that natural gas can be produced from the shale in commercial quantities.
By sharing our plans for the exploratory programme, we hope that people will have an understanding of what we plan to do and why.
The British Geological Survey last week confirmed the exciting scale of Lancashire’s gas resource, and we look forward to working closely with local communities and regulators as our exploration work progresses.
A company that drills for gas in Lancashire is applying to expand their operations. Cuadrilla wants to drill and fracture the ground at six new sites on the Fylde coast.
They are also applying for permission to carry out more work at an existing site. The company has been opposed by local campaigners in the past.
A new scheme to support electric cars in Greater Manchester is being revealed.
A network of car charging points across the county will be available from summer. The leader of the city council will launch the £2.7m project later.
Greenpeace activists have ended an anti-fracking protest at the constituency offices of Chancellor George Osborne in Cheshire, police said.Read the full story ›
Greenpeace campaigners say they have occupied a local Conservative club in George Osborne's constituency.Read the full story ›
Greenpeace protesters are staging an anti-fracking demonstration outside the Chancellor's constituency office in Knutsford, Cheshire.
The activists have set up a live webcam showing the mock-frack which is currently displayed on greenpeace.org.uk.
Work is underway to repair a huge breach of the Trent & Mersey Canal in Dutton after it burst its banks in September.Read the full story ›
The first case of the fungal tree-rotting disease ash dieback has been confirmed in east Lancashire.
The Forestry Commission hasn't revealed the exact location, but says the trees were young and had recently been planted. The infected trees are in a woodland area.