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Just to put the existing situation in perspective.

 

Even if there are no greater seismic events (unlikely to the point of ridiculousness), given the projections of at least 4000 - 6000 sites needed to replace just 50% of imports

 

Imagine just those effects multiplied by 50 sites,

 

Imagine just those effects multiplied by 500 sites,

 

Imagine those effects multiplied by 5,000 sites

 

 

If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

Remember when Johnson or Patel are on stage - Its your choice to BOOO

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Some great posts that make you think.I must admit to feeling a little down.And glad that others are putting interesting links on.

THIS fracking business drains you at times.

Remember why Fracking was stopped lastime,earthquakes,well damaged and months before Cuadrilla admitted the casing had been damaged.

A desperate company that will take the risk till they are stopped.

CUADRILLA RESOURCES PLANNING BREACHES & TECHNICAL FAILURES
,gives you a idea of what Cuadrilla are like.

Preese Hall, Lancashire

7) Cuadrilla seismic events, deformation and failure to report immediately to DECC,all on the link.

Yet the government said Frack on chaps move down the road a little closer to the Nuclear Site and create Europe's largest Fracking Site.

Amazing what money can do.

https://frack-off.org.uk/cuadrilla-resources-planning-breaches-technical-failures/

 

For those that have interest in share prices of the parent company.

AJ Lucas Group Limited

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aj+lucas+share+price&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB808GB808&oq=aj&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59j0l4.5287j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

And of course Kerogen.

http://www.kerogencap.com/who-we-are/executive-board/

 

AJ Lucas balance sheet refinancing secures funding for next phase of UK shale operations,back a little.

https://ocpasia.com/aj-lucas-balance-sheet-refinancing-secures-funding-for-next-phase-of-uk-shale-operations/

 

Ah well not looking any deeper you never know what you may find.I must look a little deeper into Ponzi Schemes,still not got a proper grip of what it is:wink:

 

Oh todays news,10 Quakes now.

More tremors at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site after fracking finishes for the day

The British Geological Survey has reported a 0.5 magnitude earth tremor this afternoon near Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the edge of Blackpool. There was also a 0.4M tremor and two micro-seismic events.

 

Although too small to notice on the ground, the 0.5M event is the largest so far recorded in a series at the site since fracking began earlier this month.

 

Cuadrilla said the 0.5M tremor did not count as a red seismic event under the government’s traffic light system for monitoring seismicity. This would have required the company to

stop fracking,carry out checks on the well and inform the regulators.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/24/more-tremors-at-cuadrillas-shale-gas-site-after-fracking-finishes-for-the-day/?fbclid=IwAR0_iNv7Wb62y0aHconurGHSbt8rbU821k2hJrXJWM8WcxdYCMP1358Y33o

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I found this pretty interesting to read.

Nukiller Sacred Cow: Springfields Nuclear Fuels is a Seismic “High Hazard” Installation on the Fylde
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On the 19th October there was a much publicised seismic event on the Fylde measuring a magnitude of 0.3ML.

 

The previous day’s micro-seismic events in the area at the end of the horizontal shale gas well currently being fracked by Cuadrilla. measured -0.2, -0.8 and -0.3 magnitude.

 

What was NOT publicised in ANY of the press, online media or by mainstream NGOs is the very close proximity of these induced earthquakes to Springfields Nuclear Fuels and its associated radioactive landfill at Clifton Marsh

https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/nukiller-sacred-cow-springfields-nuclear-fuels-is-a-seismic-high-hazard-installation-on-the-fylde/?fbclid=IwAR1H1YeutN4hsiY7LBuVuvsXgUm1OSk_YVh9nXkyK6Y7xIFZ7uHtWYACksU

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I will tell you what i was upto.As mad as it i just cannot understand a industry that is making nothing.

And do not care what people think of me.

So the reason i was looking into the companies whether Australian,American,Chinese or wherever was i was trying to check the bosses out.

See if any had connections to the Sub Prime ,Investment organisations, Banks,Companies etc and had moved on to create another mess.Another racket.

But i have not got the energy or time.

But do not get it,what money has been made anywhere.It could collapse with one hell of a mess for many countries.

Gone,there are men with white coats at the door.:sad:

Could be away for some time,unless.

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Some background info on the International/US company who is the biggy in this market.

Most of the info related to their larger oil fracking, but that can give lots of info on the gas frack arena too.

 

Fracking in the US is doing reasonably well financially but not as well as expected - especially due to Irans oil exports starting up again driving down the cost per barrel of oil - which also impacts the gas fracking market.

(read into that what you will regarding Trumps stance on Iran)

 

https://www.slb.com/resources/technical_papers/technical_challenges/unconventional_gas/175920.aspx

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-growth-schlumberger/schlumberger-expects-takeaway-constraints-to-slow-permian-growth-idUSKCN1LK221

 

https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Industry+Sectors/Energy/Oil+&+Gas/Oil+&+Gas+Services/Schlumberger

 

 

Alarmingly, the UK Tories seems to be presenting fracking as an profitable exportable product that they are utterly committed too despite any UK industry being decidedly small fish compared to US and Canadian fracking business and that approach needing 1000's of wells in the UK.

 

That the meetings are not declared as they should be is deeply worrying.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/26/energy-minister-had-private-meeting-with-fracking-firms-in-may-claire-perry

 

It would appear that as well as a tax haven and a lorry car park the other Tory Brexit plan is for the UK lined up to be a fracking haven.

 

 

This has alarmed me enough to reconsider my decision to not ever vote for labour again while Corbyn runs it.

If an alternate party (or SNP) runs in the UK I would probably rather vote for them, but otherwise ... this MUST be stopped.

 

If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

Remember when Johnson or Patel are on stage - Its your choice to BOOO

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Well i have been so busy and have many interesting links and news to put on.

But am fearful if Fracking is to spread across England.

Todays news and i will post other news tonight.And if you want to post,got any news,thoughts feel free,say what you like.

 

Fracking stopped at Preston New Road after 'red event' earthquake

Another earthquake has hit Blackpool near the Preston New Road fracking site - and it's the biggest one so far. Cuadrilla has stopped all fracking operations for 18 hours due to the 'red event' quake, which happened at around 11.30am.

 

Read more at: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/environment/fracking-stopped-at-preston-new-road-after-red-event-earthquake-1-9415717?fbclid=IwAR0JeFhq0FByuJ4Ef5IeXIqqoNakeW3cn34f7rN2jYpn9eXsjz9CDyhv7eg

 

First red-level tremor at Cuadrilla’s fracking site

A 0.8 magnitude earth tremor was recorded today near Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road on the edge of Blackpool.

 

The event, at 12.30pm (bst), happened while fracking was taking place, the company has confirmed.

 

It qualifies as the first red event near the site under the government’s traffic light system regulations for induced seismicity.

Looking at the Earthquake chart makes me feel sick.

This company is desperate,desperate for money and desperate companies lie and cheat.

Example

 

It is also the largest seismic event near the site since fracking began on 15 October 2018.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/26/first-red-level-tremor-at-cuadrillas-fracking-site/?fbclid=IwAR1X22zaiUAKphoaIk36ir8F4qI8m3foMZahNeY2AmtHK9XH1nQDhX2E12A

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Second 0.8

 

Now their claiming the don't have to stop as they weren't actively pumping at the time

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Some background info on the International/US company who is the biggy in this market.

Most of the info related to their larger oil fracking, but that can give lots of info on the gas frack arena too.

 

Fracking in the US is doing reasonably well financially but not as well as expected - especially due to Irans oil exports starting up again driving down the cost per barrel of oil - which also impacts the gas fracking market.

(read into that what you will regarding Trumps stance on Iran)

 

https://www.slb.com/resources/technical_papers/technical_challenges/unconventional_gas/175920.aspx

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-growth-schlumberger/schlumberger-expects-takeaway-constraints-to-slow-permian-growth-idUSKCN1LK221

 

https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Industry+Sectors/Energy/Oil+&+Gas/Oil+&+Gas+Services/Schlumberger

 

 

Alarmingly, the UK Tories seems to be presenting fracking as an profitable exportable product that they are utterly committed too despite any UK industry being decidedly small fish compared to US and Canadian fracking business and that approach needing 1000's of wells in the UK.

 

That the meetings are not declared as they should be is deeply worrying.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/26/energy-minister-had-private-meeting-with-fracking-firms-in-may-claire-perry

 

It would appear that as well as a tax haven and a lorry car park the other Tory Brexit plan is for the UK lined up to be a fracking haven.

 

 

This has alarmed me enough to reconsider my decision to not ever vote for labour again while Corbyn runs it.

If an alternate party (or SNP) runs in the UK I would probably rather vote for them, but otherwise ... this MUST be stopped.

 

Hi tobyjugg2.

I missed your post on the last page we both must have posted about the same time and then the page turned so did not see it till now.

Yes Jeremy Corbyn has made it quite clear that fracking will be finished if in power.

Last time i looked the video he made the other day had over 250,000 views or more.

Jeremy Corbyn.

A Labour government will ban fracking immediately.

 

I have said before i am not bothered what political party someone supports but when something is not right it is usually clear to see.

Talking to a Conservative the other day at the Rally he told me in his area which is Conservative but under threat that Conservatives had been seen wearing Conservatives against Fracking printed on their shirts.

This policy must be costing them thousands of supporters.

MPS are not daft and many Conservative MPS must know and must be talking about Fracking and the hell for many.

The other day in my town there was a power cut.Fear spread to some and wondered if this had been caused by the Frackers.

People are on edge.

One elderly lady commented

Im Scared

Is this right that the town said no,Lancashire said no,but the people elected to represent the people said tough you are having it.

From a company who i think back on April the first 2011 caused Earthquakes and were shut down but allowed to frack the area again.

Fracking fools.

Why is this.Well i keep saying i will post but do not meet the times i promise so i will just say.

There are so many links to put on about the recent happenings what is happening and so much more,i will get round to it.

But lets look at the links those in power have to the oil and gas companies.

Lets look closely at the donations made by these companies.

I have already and it is like a spiders web the dimensions which are massive.

Now if you are the spiders everything is cool,but if prey like us,Joe Public,oh dear.

Or another way of saying i suppose .If you are sat round the the table with the powerful ones everything is fine.

But if you are on the outside looking in to the powerful ones with their subsidies,fine foods,wine and secret handshakes,meetings and the rest well you feel a little cheesed off.

And they do not think we see this.Just as in America when you see the suits but do not see the 47 million living in poverty or the tent cities.

Whether relative or absolute poverty i am not sure of the figures

Better leave this i am diversifying.

I read and watch the live feeds from people and my head is to full of info on Fracking and news,hard to write things clearly at the moment.

Many must be thinking who read this elsewhere,protectors etc you have left so much of the latest news out.I will get round to it.

 

Earthquakes around the British Isles in the last 100 days-4 today at the Fracking Site.

Last updated: Sat, 27 Oct 2018 19:40:01

https://earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/recent_uk_events.html

 

honeybee13 i do not know if this will help a touch.

Earthquakes in the UK,quite a lot of links leading off.

UK Seismicity Map

Historical seismicity of the UK (yellow) from 1832 to 1970 for earthquakes of magnitude above 3.0 and instrumental seismicity (red) from 1970 to present for earthquakes with ML >2.0.

The UK is not generally associated with earthquakes, however, between 20 to 30 earthquakes are felt by people each year, and a few hundred smaller ones are recorded by sensitive instruments.

 

Most of these are very small and cause no damage.

 

However, some British earthquakes have caused considerable damage, although nothing like the devastation caused by large earthquakes in other parts of the world.

https://www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/hazards/earthquakes/UK.html

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Up again 3-30am.Might as well find some of the stories out there that i have missed and there are plenty.

 

Now i have met the person who wrote this.He cares deeply about things and watches things closely.

But it is not just his thoughts but a professor plus a engineer who make statements.Worth a read.

 

OK. I don’t know how to put into words the emotions and frustrations that I’m seeing around me, let alone the ones inside of me. The sheer insanity of the situation at Preston New Road is beyond…..

 

Let me put this into context though the words of experience.

 

One of the papers that led me to knowledge of the situation was produced in 2014 by Prof. Smythe. In a recent post on his blog he states the following;

Much more on the link.

There May Be Trouble Ahead.

https://lionofwise.wordpress.com/2018/10/28/when-will-the-insanity-end/?fbclid=IwAR2CbDoIeG7pwCOIQ_sTqKjAP8Jj8KIwZSEFwhzCnaStaz8pzkZ5ZbOtfM8

 

Nipping of now to find some of the news and articles i have meant to put on.Back in a hour or so.

Tawnyowl.

 

Energy minister had private meeting with fracking firms in May

Claire Perry failed to record meeting with Cuadrilla and others on transparency register

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/26/energy-minister-had-private-meeting-with-fracking-firms-in-may-claire-perry?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR3lqjYQfrAD5joS8_m7oT3wk95zneRDDLEcvgIW7sm24LYUsURMjtmufwo

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FRACKING TRUCKS: SAND IN, WASTE OUT – WHERE WILL IT BE DUMPED?

Each stage uses 200,000 gallons of fracking fluid containing 75 tons of sand (plus chemicals). Large quantities of toxic and radioactive waste will returned to the surface and will be dumped somewhere. Mostly likely candidates are the FCC Environment sites at Knostrop in Leeds and Ecclesfield in Sheffield.

https://frack-off.org.uk/social-media-post/fracking-trucks-sand-in-waste-out-where-will-it-be-dumped/?fbclid=IwAR3-Zr4Bl_b2LCwc5cZOlYcXi00wkXTHXROJ7Hdb0cN6GR_DW75f1rAkj28

 

IGas signals start of drilling at Tinker Lane

The shale gas company, IGas, has given notice to local people that it is ready to start drilling at one of its sites in north Nottinghamshire.

 

The Tinker Lane shale gas exploration site, near Blyth, had been expected to be drilled first, followed by Springs Road, Misson.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/17/igas-signal-start-of-drilling-at-tinker-lane/?fbclid=IwAR3jTVvPpB8behBp3I59ZxTzLo-eKlcoeMdDibYnUeRyjE4KSG298Meondg

Third Energy’s accounts reveal “financial melt down”, say campaigners

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/26/third-energys-accounts-reveal-financial-melt-down-say-campaigners/

 

There may be trouble ahead

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Posted on 22nd October 2018 by Professor David Smythe

http://www.davidsmythe.org/frackland/?p=551&fbclid=IwAR13RKiiM3n13H9BxNyzmo8PGoZcK0q4-CQuH9NKNIgrggu61cTouvwAVKk

 

Cuadrilla tremor tracker

This post tracks the series of earth tremors linked to fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.

 

Today, 27 October 2018, saw four tremors: -0.4 magnitude at 13.12 (GMT); 0.0ML at 11.44 (GMT); -0.2ML at 11.07 (GMT), a trailing event of 0.8ML at 10.55 (GMT) and -0.3 at 10.47 (GMT)

 

We’ll update this post regularly to show events that triggered the red and amber levels of the traffic light system regulations.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/27/cuadrilla-tremor-tracker/?fbclid=IwAR012pmmAHBNjspJO8d4q7VlpE0HQaQIaxE_m9i-EFN9clau4UV2UndxndY

 

What does a red light mean for fracking?

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/25/what-does-a-red-light-mean-for-fracking/?fbclid=IwAR33WuC7vr9p3ulBJyB4Y-uu3rGO-EWa7_sjzT5tMNfpY69dQlFACkrlsjI

The UK Government has appointed a former MP to improve communication links between communities and the fracking industry.

https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/183271/uk-government-appoints-fracking-commissioner/

 

Just sneaking this link in,i found it interesting.

This Idea Can Literally Change the World: Partial Basic Income through Universal Carbon Dividends

 

At its most simple, the idea is to make it cost more for everyone to use the atmosphere as a toilet. In its most ideal form, the idea is to add a new and annually increasing fee per ton of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, and to simply rebate that revenue back to everyone in the form of monthly dividends for all.

Even better, we’d also surpass our goal of reducing our emissions by 28% below 2005 levels by 2026, by reducing them instead by a whopping 50%!

A Bipartisan Free Market Solution to Climate Change Through Atmospheric Justice

https://medium.com/basic-income/this-idea-can-literally-change-our-world-107cbc94057a

 

 

300K+-signature petitions against government plans to fast-track fracking

Three petitions with a total of 300,000+ signatures were handed in this morning to the government, opposing its plans to fast-track fracking decisions in England.

 

The petitions, organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Friends of the Earth and Sum of Us, were delivered to the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government on the final day of the public consultation on the proposals.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/25/300k-signature-petitions-against-government-plans-to-fast-track-fracking/

‘Huge mistake’: Britain throwing away lead in tidal energy, say developers

Nation is a leader in capturing tidal and wave energy, but companies are starting to leave due to lack of government support

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/19/huge-mistake-britain-throwing-away-lead-in-tidal-energy-say-developers?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Across the pond.

Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands

The administration is auctioning off millions of acres of drilling rights and rolling back regulations, raising environmental concerns in states like Wyoming.

CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. — The parade of trailer trucks rolling through Jay Butler’s dusty ranch is a precursor to a new fracking boom on the vast federal lands of Wyoming and across the West.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/climate/trump-fracking-drilling-oil-gas.html

 

Gone,enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Tawnyowl.

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British shale gas company Cuadrilla has (again) paused fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, northwest England, after tremor of magnitude 1.1 was detected.

 

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-fracking-tremor/cuadrilla-pausing-gas-fracking-at-english-site-after-seismic-event-idUKKCN1N31OL

 

 

 

I dont think anyone with an ounce of honesty in them can now deny that fracking causes quakes, and they are certainly not limited to less than 0.5.

 

I also dont think anyone with an ounce of honesty in them could deny that even with just these levels of tremors, generated in very brief very careful TEST circumstances, which circumstances would NOT be the case in industrialised fracking across an estimated 5000 - 6000 wells,

- would be catastrophic.

 

 

It must end NOW.

 

 

BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE

2018/10/29 11:58:34.5 53.788 -2.964 2 0.0

 

2018/10/29 11:43:29.3 53.786 -2.963 2 -0.4

 

2018/10/29 11:44:41.8 53.788 -2.964 2 -0.2

 

2018/10/29 11:30:38.9 53.789 -2.962 2 1.1

 

 

http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/recent_uk_events.html

 

If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

Remember when Johnson or Patel are on stage - Its your choice to BOOO

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Largest tremor so far stops Cuadrilla’s fracking again

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/29/largest-tremor-so-far-stops-cuadrillas-fracking-again/

 

I know when many links come on many of us just flick through the headlines but this deserves a read for sure.

There may be trouble ahead Professor David Smythe.Some quotes from it.

These could be future conduits for contamination from fracked shale. One of these, the Wakepark Fault (green on the seismic section), runs in a NE-SW direction nearly through the Wakepark artificial lake, 1300 m north of the horizontal well. According to all the information Cuadrilla has seen fit to publish, this fault does not exist, even though it was originally mapped at depth independently by Eukan Energy and by British Gas some thirty years ago.

 

Cuadrilla belatedly asked the Oil and Gas Authority to withhold release of the 3D survey, which should have become publicly available on 1 January this year, and which I had pre-ordered over a year ago. It took several FOIs and a letter threatening legal action from my brilliant lawyer Kate Harrison, of Harrison Grant Solicitors, London, to get the OGA finally to authorise release of this survey some 10 months late – but even now I have not actually received it. In my view the government is doing everything in its power to delay the due release of data that might be used to argue against Cuadrilla. That is not sound regulation; it is giving the cowboys free rein.

 

After a Earthquake it only seems to take 5 minutes before Cuadrilla say everything is fine,no damage to the well casing etc.

I think it was Professor David Smythe who said but i cannot find it now but will hunt for it that it could take a day or so using specialist equipment to check thoroughly.

We know what happened at the other site that was closed down.Do you trust them.

As i say i will hunt for the info,you read so much.Best not say to much at the moment.

 

Check your area out as the Frackers sneakily try to spread out across England.And oh yes keep one and a half eyes on Ineos

the plastic production kings.With a yacht promotion costing over 80 million to make Great Britain look Great.

And make the one who sits on the Throne of Ineos Jim Ratcliffe look good in the public's eye.What they do not know is the carnage that will arrive in their area,the fear,the mess a community on edge,stressed and distressed.

Well the headlines that will follow the team as it sails around the world on a sea of plastic and pollution could backfire.

Ben Ainslie strikes $153m deal to fund second America's Cup bid

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/26/sport/ben-ainslie-americas-cup-ineos-sponsor-spt/index.html

 

Another tremor last night and many are waiting for the Frackers to start again today

Waiting and wondering what the hell will happen today.

A community on edge,great is it not what has been forced on the Lancastrians.

 

The shadow of Preese Hall over UK fracking regulations

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/28/the-shadow-of-preese-hall-over-uk-fracking-regulations/?fbclid=IwAR1cjVIamERV2fVg6-SikjNYR1C3AdKwPQdbSmHor0qTQx45TzyD7nxQKAk

 

Bit dated but check this out.I call it The WEB.but perhaps best called the Frackogram.

'The Frackogram', March 2015

Paul Mobbs/MEI:

'Frackogram 2015'

In July 2013 I produced a very rudimentary 'map' of the connections related to un/conventional fossil fuels at the heart of Government.

 

 

Finally, after two years of research, I have now produced the final detailed version – The Frackogram 2015 – an infographic which depicts the highly questionable relationships between policy-makers in Government, the industry developing fracking, and the finance and PR industries supporting them.

Frackogram

http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/archive/fracktured_accountability/frackogram_2015.shtml

 

Of course if something happens it is the British taxpayer who pays for the clean up.

No bond required,Frack On boys.

Back again soon just strapping myself in for another day looking At The Well To Hell.

Tawnyowl over and out,finish with my favourite tune at the moment.Tells the story of when Cuadrilla invaded Lancashire.

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I know i have put it on before but.If you say one thing yet invest in it.Some may think you are speaking with forked tongues.

UK Councils:

Fuelling the Fire

New data has revealed that councils across the UK are investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry – the companies responsible for the climate crisis.

Download full briefing including comparison tables and methodology overview.

 

Councils invest £16.1 billion of pensions into fossil fuel companies out of a total of £289.9 billion, new data reveals

No significant change on 2015 investments, despite pressure to take climate risk into account

Greater Manchester, Dumfries and Galloway, Torfaen, and Hammersmith and Fulham authorities are among the most exposed to fossil fuel investments

 

It’s time for our local councils to stop #fuellingthefire and divest.

https://gofossilfree.org/uk/fuellingthefirepress/

 

Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than €300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold ‘as soon as practicable’

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/12/ireland-becomes-worlds-first-country-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels

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So much happening but tomorrow.

Tell your MP to reject fast-tracking fracking

On Wednesday, MPs will debate the government’s plans to fast-track fracking – and we need your help.

 

Last month, thousands of you rallied MPs to attend a parliamentary debate, which was a turning point in the campaign. And the next one’s even more important as the government will be considering its decision soon.

 

Now we need to make sure lots of MPs turn up to pile the pressure on the government.

 

Can you get your MP to attend? We’ve drafted a template email so it’ll only take a minute to send. Just add your contact details and click 'next' to see the email.

 

Together we can make this debate a pivotal moment against fracking.

Tawnyowl unbiased as always,just reporting what i am hearing and watching.

 

The only thing i will not do is no matter how much i like and respect someone is when people rip others apart when everyone wants the same action to rid the Frackers from England.If you cannot say something nice about someone why bother.All in it together thoughts.Make it so come on over from the darkside.Together is best surely.Cryptic message for some i suppose

https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/act/tell-your-mp-reject-fast-tracking-fracking?fbclid=IwAR3c7u5lLnSdhUmZb4zzHPMSX6Q7o02MT7qKxyOvXHx9becSaAtNBsXquTs

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Interesting post from Mike Hill.Well integrity and much more

Much more on the link.Sit down before reading with a stiff drink

It is not the damage to buildings it is the damage to the well that matters with this level of induced seismicity. It is not so much about geologists and geology here though – it is about engineering and well integrity. Vertical migration (not horizontal – geological) is the immediate threat here. Engineering. You shake the cement and it will degrade and crack the more you do it. The annulus changes. The casing can ovalise (deform). The formation can develop effective washouts. You CANNOT check for this in a fully constructed well that you are fracking. I see this a lot – Cuad have checked the well integrity – just how please have they done that then? A log (e.g a USIT) is needed and time. The costs are prohibitive. I have not seen a delay long enough for wireline or indeed a tool string going down. They should be delaying to 5x the time constant. I strongly suspect Cuad are relying on the AP at the surface only to verify integrity. This is nonsense.

 

 

Minister updates fracking “myth buster” on earthquakes.

The energy minister, Claire Perry, has revised her “myth buster” about shale gas and fracking, apparently to take account a series of earthquakes near Cuadrilla’s site in Lancashire.

 

The document, distributed to MPs and constituents, originally included this from “Myth#7:

 

“The risk of an earthquake from shale gas extraction is very low.”

 

But an updated version now says:

 

“Seismic events below magnitude 2.0 on the Richter scale are usually not felt”.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/30/minister-updates-fracking-myth-buster-on-earthquakes/?fbclid=IwAR1EoePsoC-a-9xmnxunHmf2iBRyHDZkaNpHg0AiKHu6jfStANdKgyKkWL4

 

Unite calls for fracking to be halted as further tremors strike Lancashire

Unite the union is calling for an immediate halt to fracking in Lancashire after it was revealed that there had been at least 19 tremors at the Quadrilla site since fracking restarted at the site a fortnight ago.

 

The latest and most severe tremor occurred on Monday (29 October) measuring 1.0 on the Richter scale. It was so severe it was classified as a ‘red event’ resulting in fracking being temporarily suspended.

 

The fresh concerns about fracking safety come at a time when the government is considering its response to a consultation on fracking, which could result in local councillors being excluded from deciding whether fracking can go ahead in their local area.

https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2018/october/unite-calls-for-fracking-to-be-halted-as-further-tremors-strike-lancashire/?fbclid=IwAR2tupPq2nLGqrGQmfRpJ0nBnKOq6AVtzTp_gW-STIR48uQtSNjaaSuNfB8

 

Government urged to suspend Lancashire fracking over earthquakes

Councillors and campaigners in Lancashire are calling on the government to halt fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas near Blackpool following a series of earth tremors of increasing strength.

 

Azhar Ali lccThe 30-strong Labour group on the county council, is writing to the Local Government Secretary, James Brokenshire, today to call for a suspension.

 

The group’s leader, Cllr Azhar Ali, told DrillOrDrop:

 

“We are asking him to intervene and stop fracking until there has been an independent inquiry into the earthquakes. We cannot wait for a major incident to take place.”

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/30/government-urged-to-suspend-lancashire-fracking-over-earthquakes/?fbclid=IwAR2-ROV3rnDwosDc4AKOJMu_xpndFkixXRnzgccnyVo64JzM83BZiIKNcmI

It is really interesting to hear Francis Egan repeatedly whinging about the seismic traffic light system that Cuadrilla is having to work to at PNR.

 

Especially since this is the very same system that Cuadrilla itself developed in order to secure government support for the resumption of fracking in the UK!:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/79201/080213Cuad.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2jqHCPHAxKvW26YZHyKltrtzCWAxdNdiQZCPNeMSvtnyT2EW25OGeGQ0Y

 

 

 

A fracking firm caught up in a growing public outcry over earthquakes has made a staggering demand, as reported in the Times. It says that the rules around how strong earthquakes near fracking sites are allowed to be should be relaxed even more. Campaigners have obviously hit back.

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/2018/10/30/the-latest-demand-from-an-earthquake-causing-fracking-firm-is-absolutely-staggering/?fbclid=IwAR18YltOP0WUD-7vpQ_K-xu7XEXOPeLNlPsnmupfQxqDxXp0xBkkq2XjlfM

 

Notice flags,banners are appearing near the wastewater treatment plants in Yorkshire.

Where Cuadrilla are sending it it is said.

Apart from the 20% or so left down there oiling the Fault Lines.Toxic mess,no one knows what happens to it.

But if you read the top post and link on this page some have an idea.

They do not want it and you do not mess with Yorkshire folk.

 

 

Enough for now 30 Earthquakes so far.

Couple of events coming up that may relieve the pressure for a hour or so for the protectors and public.

Halloween at the Gates of Hell

https://www.facebook.com/events/179637816292285/

 

Strictly No Fracking!

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Strictly No Fracking!

Public · Hosted by Nanashire

Saturday, 17 November 2018 from 15:30-18:30

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Blackpool Promenade, FY1 4 Blackpool

https://www.facebook.com/events/326498687900273/

 

Bye for now will return when woken up or something happens which it usually does.3-30 am again,a community on edge

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Fracking on a small island such as a UK will lead to problems, unless it is done in remote rural areas.

We could do with some help from you.

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Will Cuadrilla soon be heading for the hills.

Last night AJ Lucas Group lost over 17% on its share value.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aj+lucas+share+price&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB808GB808&oq=ajlucas&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.5383j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

Why is this.Well Cuadrilla agreed to the traffic light system for quakes,one of the reasons they were allowed to proceed after causing Earthquakes back in 2011.

But now it seems like they cannot work with this because they are tremor producers bar none.

They want to increase the risk to the earth,towns,people by increasing the magnitude before stopping much higher.

It surely looks like they are doomed and perhaps the investors have now seen this.

Any minister who tries to increase the limit for the Frackers might as well collect their P45.They will lose the support of most MPS and their constituents.

 

Yesterday in Parliament at the Fracking Debate many Conservative MPS stood up and said hey had had enough of this farce.

As my local MP Gordon Marsden Said yesterday.

Govt in real trouble on #Fracking in Mark Menzies' W Min Hall where I've just spoken. Not just Labour MPs but Tory after Tory MPs standing to criticise Govt on planning chaos and ignoring local communities . Blackpool & the Fylde are the Canary in the mine ignored by Ministers

Anyway lets find some links that explain.

Cuadrilla accepted tough controls on fracking earth tremors six years ago

The fracking company that warned today it was “about to choke” from regulations on earth tremors worked with government officials six years ago to develop rules that were stricter than those used in other countries.

 

Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla, complained in the Financial Times that the UK shale gas industry could be “strangled before birth”. In an interview with The Times, he said “we are not getting effective fractures” and that unrepresentative results could “turn off investors”.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/10/31/cuadrilla-accepted-tough-controls-on-fracking-earth-tremors-six-years-ago/?fbclid=IwAR0trLkA6TAZvyUmQdavD_rFCUCl4-Q260Yp0SLJgzimd5axXr_3YGb6H7o

 

Cuadrilla V The BDW Deathmatch

BY REFRACKTION · OCTOBER 31, 2018

 

Today Mr Egan finally put his cards on the table. It is clear that he has not been lucky in the hand he got dealt, and neither has he played it with any great skill.

 

In interviews with The Times and the Financial Times he admitted today that his company was incapable of operating within the existing limits of the seismic traffic light scheme.

http://www.refracktion.com/index.php/cuadrilla-v-the-bdw-deathmatch/?fbclid=IwAR2JcfDxuGnVDeUXOndYswzoWkr0Woh4jXKDbp0eTh6nG1dGBWT1VR28H-0

 

This statement by someone keep haunting me so best to pop it down somewhere.

"We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last one that can do anything about it.”

When you look across the world at the Oil and gas companies quite willing to rip the rain forests apart, local communities,environments for their greed.

Not a blink of the eye or any remorse as they rip away the lungs of the earth which will make some parts of the world uninhabitable within a short time.

Take a look around yourself.

 

But many people see this and ask why,ask questions but no one listens.So across the world some are saying enough and taking to direct actions.

Which no doubt will spread.

15 environmental protesters arrested at civil disobedience campaign in London

More than 1,000 campaigners blocked roads around Parliament Square calling for action on the climate emergency

Fifteen environmental protesters, who blocked the roads outside the Houses of Parliament in the first stage of an “escalating campaign of civil disobedience” have been arrested.

 

More than 1,000 people from the newly formed Extinction Rebellion group issued a declaration of rebellion in London’s Parliament Square on Wednesday in an effort to draw attention to the unfolding climate emergency.

 

The group, that included families, pensioners and teenagers, then sat down in the road blocking traffic at one of London’s busiest intersections for more than two hours as speakers from different faiths, Green party politicians and journalists warned about the unravelling environmental crisis.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/31/15-environmental-protesters-arrested-at-civil-disobedience-campaign-in-london?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR0hiZPs9xfYTNOydwng1m1O-jjSbVHdQ4Guo31soo2gzhINQLiqjOlFtqw

 

It looks like the weakness has been found in Cuadrilla plan to Frack away.

Lets see what the Government do as the pressure builds from their chums.

The pressure to increase the Earthquake limit.

 

I would think Careers or possible future careers in politics comes before giving in to the Frackers demands.

We will see as today the investors seem to be ditching their investments.

Back soon with some more links from yesterday,the possible day when Cuadrilla realised their dream had failed.

Lets just hope today they do not do something stupid and blast away at increased pressures thinking what have we got to lose.Desperate companies can do dangerous things.Unless damage has already been done that we do not know about and they might not admit.

Tawnyowl.

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I read on the news this morning that Quadrilla want to increase their seismic limits from 0.5 to 2.0 before work stops. Erm, sorry quadrilla, you agreed to these limits when you got permission and now that these quakes are having an effect on your activities, you want to move the goalposts.

 

 

Even tremors that cannot be felt must be causing some damage below ground and my opinion is that if more quakes occur, the cumulative affect will be a large quake doing damage above ground. Then there is the well casings. If quadrilla fitted the casings with an expectation of minor quakes not affecting them, what would happen if the higher limits were imposed. I bet the casings would deform at the very least but what if the fracture? How will quadrilla deal with it? Answer; they won't be able to do so unless they withdraw all the drill tubes and inspect the entire length of the casings with remote cameras. They won't want that to happen as it will affect their bottom line.

 

 

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When I've sorted these formatting errors - if ever - here I'll raise some issues on this regarding the UK's approach and apparent reasoning. Still losing formatting despite Full WYSIWYG Editing option reset.

 

If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

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Some background info on the International/

Alarmingly, the UK Tories seems to be presenting fracking as an profitable exportable product that they are utterly committed too despite any UK industry being decidedly small fish compared to US and Canadian fracking business and that approach needing 1000's of wells in the UK.

 

That the meetings are not declared as they should be is deeply worrying.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/26/energy-minister-had-private-meeting-with-fracking-firms-in-may-claire-perry

 

It would appear that as well as a tax haven and a lorry car park the other Tory Brexit plan is for the UK lined up to be a fracking haven.

 

so much for the Tories plans to make the UK the fracking technique export capital of the world.

They must be shaking in their boots - oops no, thats a quake.

... Quaking in their boots

 

 

Formatting seems to have sorted itself.

 

 

Read the quoted article for hints at the plans.

 

If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

Remember when Johnson or Patel are on stage - Its your choice to BOOO

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and this highlights Tory Ministerial plans, and Tory MP concerns.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/01/tories-turning-against-fracking-says-mp-lee-rowley

 

"North Yorkshire county council developed a plan that restricts proliferation and density, but the concern with NSIP and permitted development is that they will ride a coach and horses through those restrictions."

 

BUT

 

"Ministers want to fast-track planning applications by declaring shale gas wells nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIP) and “permitted developments” on a par with home extensions, allowing them to bypass local planners."

 

 

"The government’s official estimate is that there will be 155 fracking wells by 2025 – a figure the energy minister, Claire Perry, accepts is “out of date” but refuses to revise."

 

TJ comment: 2,880 is apparently the real low end minimum 'real' figure for frac wells with 4000 - 6000+ more likely.

 

 

'If the objective is for shale gas to provide a major contribution to the UK’s energy, both the pro-fracking and anti-fracking lobby agree that somewhere north of 6,000 wells would be required and the likelihood is it is probably far north of that,” said Rowley' (Conservative MP and former oil and gas analyst)

 

If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

Remember when Johnson or Patel are on stage - Its your choice to BOOO

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AJ Lucas group down 7% at 3 am our time,not a clue what time it is in Australia.I will check again before leaving.

 

Up at 3am it will take some time i feel to relax and return to normality now the possibilities of the Frackers packing it in.But we are all waiting for what they will say.Announce defeat be gone from these shores,return to whence you came.Back to the depths of Hell.

Obviously keeping our eyes on the other companies lurking around in the shadows.

Well they have an idea what will happen if they continue this madness.

I just wish they would announce it and Frack Off.

 

As people are asking Cuadrilla for a statement of intent.Till they clear off,no one rests

Some of the questions that deserve an answer and are being asked but the Silence is Deafening from Cuadrilla.

Gold standards,i do not think so.

Question;

Cuadrilla registered the 1.1ML quake at 11:30 on 29/10 i believe the intensity has now moved to a 2,it was felt at the surface not far away.

 

Cuadrilla said at 12:57 ‘well integrity has been checked & verified’

 

Is it possible to stop fracking, flush well whilst completing integrity check & issue a PR within 1.5hours?

 

Cuad won’t provide a clear answer

 

Question.

 

Hi @CuadrillaUK in spirit of your vocalised intent to engage community, I'm asking if there's any problems at the PNR site in Lancashire? I'm concerned as although relieved there's been no fracking since Monday, the continuation of seismic events... worries me as a local resident

 

Question.

I repeat @CuadrillaUK - as someone going to bed tonight just 10 minutes from frack site on PNR & directly above the 33 seismic events that have occurred in just 14 days... PLEASE reassure me & answer ONE QUESTION: are there any current problems with site or works you're doing?

When the questions are answered i will post them.

Moving on.

 

Residents welcome government refusal to relax fracking seismicity rules

The government’s rejection of Cuadrilla’s call for a relaxation of rules on earthquakes caused by fracking has been welcomed tonight by campaigners in Lancashire.

 

The Preston New Road Action, which has opposed Cuadrilla’s operations near Blackpool, said increases in the trigger levels of the traffic light system would be “an entirely unacceptable concession to the industry”.

 

The company asked the government last week to raise the level of seismic activity at which fracking must stop. This followed a series of small earth tremors near the Preston New Road, some of which passed the red-light threshold.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/11/01/residents-welcome-government-refusal-to-relax-fracking-seismicity-rules/?fbclid=IwAR1URSfcBu7J7tMu0tm6ezf_0SsOrrqsbF4nDTofrGYJr8G6dcTI22Q9irA

 

Aj Lucas Group:mad2:

Construction engineering company

Headquarters: New South Wales, Australia

Founded: 1990

Parent organization: Kerogen Investments No. 1 (hk) Limited

Share price 5-12am

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aj+lucas+share+price&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB808GB808&oq=aj&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i60l3j0.2478j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

Events diary – November 2018 and beyond

40+ events about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning, including:

Legal challenge against ministerial statements on planning rules for shale gas;

Regional meeting for anti-fracking groups in South Yorkshire and E Midlands;

Surrey countryside symposium

Reclaim the Power national gathering;

Public attitudes to energy survey;

Plus training, film screenings, gatherings, rallies.

https://drillordrop.com/2018/11/01/events-diary-november-2018-and-beyond/

 

Gone,i will return when the news breaks that Cuadrilla are doing a sharp exit.I bet Francis Egan is just making sure he gets a payoff before heading for the hills or putting his boiler suit on again and back to Texas.

You feel the meetings he may be in somewhere are getting a little heated.:-(

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