New poll findings: Government ignores public on fracking and should not relax tremor rules
Less than a quarter of people support relaxing the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors, according to results of a new survey published today.

Polling for the countryside charity, Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), revealed that 24% thought the rules should change in favour of the shale gas industry. More than twice as many (54%), supported the rules as they are.


Under the current regulations, known as the traffic light system, companies must pause fracking for 18 hours if their operations cause seismic events measuring 0.5ML or above on the local magnitude scale.

Cuadrilla’s fracks at Preston New Road near Blackpool last year caused 57 tremors, including eight at or above the 0.5ML threshold.
https://drillordrop.com/2019/02/21/n...-tremor-rules/

Don't break the fracking rules
In response to demands from industry, the government has said that it does not intend to review earthquake regulations, stating: ‘We set these regulations in consultation with industry and we have no plans to review them.’ However, despite these comments, there have been more recent reports that a review is on the horizon [5] with fresh calls from industry that included a direct plea to the Prime Minister
https://theecologist.org/2019/feb/21...fracking-rules
Friends and foes of UK fracking find common cause
Anti-shale gas campaigners and industry united in confusion at ministers’ stance
https://www.ft.com/content/864c1e2e-...a-8b2a211d90d5

May met Ineos chair for off-roader talks as tax row loomed
The PM met Sir Jim Ratcliffe last week to discuss fracking
and Ineos's 4x4 manufacturing plans, Sky News learns.
Sources said that Sir Jim had also raised concerns during the meeting about the Government's fracking policy, which he publicly criticised last week as laying a path for an "energy crisis" that would cause "irreparable damage" to the UK economy.

While private meetings between Mrs May and senior business figures are not unusual, the timing of the discussion has the potential to be embarrassing for her.


PwC considered quitting Ineos over Monaco tax move
PwC has reportedly considered resigning as auditor of Ineos after its founder – the UK’s richest person – laid out plans to move to Monaco to avoid paying taxes
https://economia.icaew.com/news/febr...onaco-tax-move

Cuadrilla wants to use more chemicals to improve fracking at shale gas site
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is seeking permission to add new chemicals to its fracking operations in Lancashire.

In details published today, the company said it wanted to change the composition of the fracking fluid so that more sand could be carried into fractures in the shale rock.

Other chemicals
Hydrochloric acid
Cuadrilla said this would help reduce fracturing pressure. It would dissolve drilling mud remaining in the wellbore and “facilitate entry of the fracturing fluid from openings in the production tubing to the body of shale”. The company said the acid would be used on the well before fracking. An estimated 3-15m3 per fracture stage would be needed. It would be stored at a strength no greater than 10%, the company said.

Methanol
Cuadrilla said this would be used to prevent the formation of gas hydrates during well suspension. An interim decision by regulators has considered methanol non-hazardous to groundwater, Cuadrilla said.

Glutaraldehyde
Described as a non-hazardous biocide, Cuadrilla said this was an alternative way of treating bacteria to ultraviolent light

Drilling muds Cuadrilla said it was considering the use of low toxicity oil based drilling muds in sections of the well isolated from the Sherwood Sandstone formation. .
The application lists 41 additives, 14 of which are presumed to be hazardous.
https://drillordrop.com/2019/02/20/c...hale-gas-site/

The pressure begins to build.
The filthy Greedy Frackers with their chemicals,Norm and all the other risks want to appear near a place near you soon.
Just tell them to Frack Off politely.Whenever you can.
Back soon.
Tawnyowl.