The body representing the fracking industry says "it is hard to understand why anyone wouldn't want to listen to arguments in favour of developing natural gas from shale."
The Welsh Planning Minister Carl Sargeant earlier said he would be putting an immediate moratorium on fracking here - stopping any local planning authority approving any planning application for fracking.
The Labour Party says it would devolve powers over fracking to Wales if it wins the general election.
The move would give the Welsh Government the right to halt controversial plans to look for shale gas proposed in North East Wales and the Vale of Glamorgan.
In the meantime, Welsh Planning Minister Carl Sargeant will put an immediate moratorium on fracking here.
He said: "to my mind there are still uncertainties about the technology and processes associated with it. I will now be strengthening that position and stopping any local planning authority approving any planning application for fracking."
Speaking ahead of Welsh Labour's annual conference in Swansea this weekend, Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith said: "Labour is taking decisive action to give Wales, and communities right across the UK the powers they need to develop the right safeguards and policies for the future.”
Despite Carwyn Jones' position that Wales should be offered all the extra powers being given to Scotland, Plaid Cymru's claiming that the Welsh Government isn't even actively seeking the power over fracking that Scotland already has.
Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to protest about so called 'fracking'.
The controversial method of extracting oil or gas from rock. Today's protest was part of a worldwide campaign which wants to ban the process.
Nicola Hendy reports.
An anti-fracking demonstration is taking place outside of the Senedd, as part of co-ordinated anti-fracking protests around the world.
Environmental groups Friends of the Earth Cymru and Frack Free Wales are organising the event.
In a statement, a Welsh Government spokesperson said:
An anti-fracking demonstration is to take place outside the Senedd later as part of co-ordinated anti-fracking protests around the world.
Environmental groups Friends of the Earth Cymru and Frack Free Wales are organising the event in the Welsh capital, which will get underway from midday.
Friends of the Earth Cymru are holding an event in Cardiff encouraging people to show opposition to so-called 'fracking' in Wales.
It's one of 18 events taking place all over Wales.
The organisation says more than a million people in Wales live in areas at risk from the process used to exploit gas and oilf rom shale rock.
'Fracking' involves drilling down before fracturing layers of rock using a pressurised liquid.
A report last month says shale gas represents an opportunity for Wales, but that it must not come at the expense of Wales's natural environment.
Anti-fracking street stalls and events are taking place across Wales today, with thousands of people expected to join environmental groups demanding that the Welsh Government bans the drilling process.
Friends of the Earth say over a million people in Wales live in areas at risk from the process used to extract shale gas.
They say more should be done to cut energy waste and develop Wales' potential to find cleaner energy sources.
However, The Welsh Government say appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the environment in regards to dealing with natural gas and minerals.
The designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, is attending an event in Swansea later today called 'We need to talk about fracking.' It's part of a nationwide tour following on from an open letter printed in the Times and signed by over 150 celebrities and scientists calling for more debate on fracking.
There are reserves of shale gas in parts of south Wales and licences for exploratory drilling have already been granted by several councils. The UK government supports the extraction saying it could reduce energy bills and create thousands of jobs.
Fracking - short for "hydraulic fracturing" - involves drilling deep underground and releasing a high-pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals to crack rocks and release gas stored inside.
Environmentalists fear it can cause small earth tremors, water contamination and environmental damage.