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Another Quake last night at 10-20pm measuring 1,felt and heard by many.
People are alarmed,stressed and distressed and many locals turned up at the Fracking Site yesterday afternoon to let their feelings be known.

Sky News Report.



Yesterday the local farmer who leased his land to Cuadrilla came under a little pressure.
I have seen a video but cannot link it at the moment.

Meanwhile the boss of Cuadrilla who came in all fired up and youthful now looks tired and worn out,clearly time to Frack off.
What will be revealed when a proper investigation takes place.
Some strange things have happened at that site.
Some bad things have happened as well outside that site and nearby to people called protectors that will never be forgotton.
Like a scar in their minds for ever.Things seen that you will never forget.
Forced on local people by those in the corridors of power.



My son was in the back garden of his home about a mile from the Fracking Site at 8-30am just enjoying the warmth of this record breaking Bank Holiday.Nice and quiet sitting having a nice cup off tea.
I received a text just around 8-30 am but was out at the time my phone needed charging so left it at home but phoned after seeing the alarming message and asked what it was like to go through such an event.It woke everyone in the house up.
We talked for a while and he said the strange noises that arrived with the Quake were like you had never heard before.
Strange noises from the earth and buildings around and about,cracking,shaking beneath.
Some have said birds went quiet.
Damage has been done.
I suppose some damage that has been done will lie unseen to houses to possbly cause problems in the future.Lets call it micro damage.Other damage will be plain to see.
Just as in 2011 courtesy of Cuadrilla Fracking.Man made Earthquakes.


People are spooked can you blame them. Just been watching a live video down at the site.
Slight suggestions of what is that mist seemingly coming from the site.
Is it mist or something more sinister leaking from the depths of hell.
Communty on edge,waiting and wondering what is next to arrive on The Road To Hell.




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Of course if you start messing around with the ground below, it can have an impact miles away.   


They pump loads of water to release the gas deposits, so the ground will be unsettled and no doubt there would be earth tremors. 


The fracking company will be responsible for repairing any cracks in homes, linked to their works. And you can bet there will be many claims put in. The amounts involved could cancel out any profits from the gas found.

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A diiferent post to start the day off.

For those that may wonder how Cuadrilla get funded.
They keep emptying Shareholders in AJLucas Group Ltd pockets out with the largest hoover in the world.
Straight down their throats the hoover goes and sucks their pockets dry with promises.
Soon there will be nothing left,nothing but dust.
Ah,enough of that lets see how AJ lucas are doing and what their shareholders are saying.

You may have to root around a little but that can be interesting.

AJ Lucas Group Limited-Share Price.



What a difference a week makes. AJ Lucas (ASX: AJL) has gone from last week’s biggest gainer to this morning’s 2nd biggest loser.

Overnight, a shale gas site operated by Caudrilla (in which AJ Lucas has a substantial stake) caused a major tremor.

The government-run Oil and Gas Authority has since ordered the company to suspend fracking pending an investigation.
Cuadrilla say- Caudrilla said this was a minor setback.As they sit shaking behind closed doors at Bamber Bridge Preston
More on the link.



Headquarters of Cuadrilla yesterday received a few visitors yesterday.
BBC North West tonight reports on local residents near the Preston New Road Fracking site handing in a letter to Cuadrilla telling them they've had enough.




More interesting footage.
Community Pop Up At Cuadrilla Headquarters - Enough Is Enough




Today the ladies in White will be marching down the Road To Hell to the Gates Of Hell that leads to,yes you guessed it The Well to Hell
For over a hundred weeks they have walked down there on a Wednesday,can you believe such a thing.


Here we go sport,check out the gossip what the shareholders are saying to each other.
You may see a few infiltrators mixed in there from these shores.Not creating mischief just letting the shareholders know whats going down,a little truth.
Because the poor old shareholders have to ask and watch the knowlegable ones,the protectors and check facebook and forums for the truth the photos,the filming because Cuadrilla like to keep things hidden.Very rarely do the shareholders or potential shareholders hear from the quiet ones Cuadrilla  hidden away in Preston.
You may find  this interesting,you may not.Depends if you are a little nosey or as someone called me recently a stickybeak.

Anyone from Cuadrilla the message is clear.





Breakfast is calling.
Gone for now.

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Good morning,what is happening this fine day.On we go with a little news and a touch of history.



Ineos looks to US for fracking sites as UK options wane

Sir Jim Ratcliffe slates government restrictions as ‘archaic and unworkable’
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, one of Britain’s richest men, has set his sights on the US shale gas industry as his fracking ambitions in the UK wane.

The owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos is on the hunt for shale gas investments within the US fracking heartlands of the Permian Basin, according to sources.

The billionaire industrialist is understood to have begun assessing a number of US shale projects over the summer as part of a multibillion-dollar debut in the US oil and gas industry.

Part of the article.


Ineos already imports US shale gas to its Grangemouth refinery in Scotland in the form of ethane, which it breaks down into ethylene to use to make plastics.

Quite clear what Ineos wants the Shale Gas for but things are changing.
People see instantly through social media all the tricks being played by the powerful ones and have had enough.
And will get out there and say so.

From another article
According to the British Plastic Federation, there are 5,200 plastic manufacturers in the UK producing 1.7 million tonnes of raw plastic every year.
Ferrycraigs beach at North Queensferry, in the shadow of the Forth Bridge, is a blackspot for nurdle pollution because of the nearby plastic industry hub.

It is just 12 miles away from Ineos, a plastic plant in Grangemouth where more than 300 billion pellets are ­manufactured every week.
Millions of pellets in the sand and on the beach.



Billions of poisonous plastic pellets flooding into our rivers and seas every year

EXCLUSIVE: Campaigners say the Government must act, warning that this type of pollution is “totally avoidable” and almost impossible to clean up once it hits the environment


From another article.
“From towering chemical fires in Germany to toxic air pollution in Scotland and plastic pellets littering our oceans,
Ineos’s safety record is appalling.

“The company is also a climate disaster waiting to happen—benefiting from fracking in the U.S. while planning to bring the dangerous practice to the United Kingdom. This company’s plans have been met with a passionate, committed grassroots movement, and political leaders are beginning to understand that the right response to fracking is to stop it before it starts.”


So now Jim Ratcliffe has spent hundreds of millions on sponsoring a good few bikes and a yacht to sail on a sea of plastic pollution he has a good few ways to depart this island or has he already flown.
Monaco i heard.
Best move on, i like Entrepreneurs who come up from nothing to become billionaires or millionaires,but not at the expense of the Environment.


This article a little dated or is it,surprised me and still does.I like to go back to things from time to time.
A lot of pension funds all over the country,councils that is,your council perhaps have investments in the Frackers it is said.Directly or indirectly.
Many of the companies fracking across the world are big names.Everywhere from the rainforests to the Artic is not safe form these companies.
Some dare not come to these shores because the publicity and pressure they would receive would be uncomfortable for them.
There are much easier targets to be had where they can sweep problems and people aside.
Anyway if the article interests you you can always send a FOI request and ask your council,hey are you  investing in the Frackers.Desperation for quick profit and desperation for money is not a good thing.
To get much needed money to pay pensions some risky investments seem to have been made.

And it seems like many investors are fleeing the fossil fuel companies across the world.
We are not talking a few million or billions,much more money seems to be moving out.
Is time running out for them.

Just a couple of articles.
Insurance companies lead the sell-off of coal, oil and gas stocks over climate change and financial fears – oil majors now cite divestment as a risk to them


Back to the councils and their investments,how much is invested in these fossil fuel companies.
I do not know the latest figures,but this has been around for a while now,lets you check out your council.Probably not completely upto date but a guide.


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.

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


Find your council
Our interactive tool lets you see exactly what your local council invests in.

Use the map and table below to find out about your council’s fossil fuel investments or rank councils against each other.



Moving on now back to the cowboy fracking company Cuadrilla.Who have shaken up my local area and angered many more throughout the country.They fail every time,check out their failures and breaches so far on google.
Who has invested in them.

British Gas- Centrica have thrown a lot of your money down the well.it will never be seen again.
And they put prices up whenever it suits them.But many have moved.
Of course you can tell them in a special way what you think of that.These companies definately understand money.

Centrica plc has acquired a 25% interest in the Bowland exploration licence (PEDL165) in Lancashire from Cuadrilla Resources Ltd (Cuadrilla) and AJ Lucas for £40 million in cash. Centrica will also pay exploration and appraisal costs of up to £60 million.


Centrica payment puts Cuadrilla in profit
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has recorded an annual profit for the first time following a multi-million dollar payment from partner, Centrica.

Annual accounts showed Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd made a profit of $5.457m for the year ending 31 December 2017. This compared with a loss of $11.5m for the same period in 2016.
All gone now down the Well To Hell.


Choice for all.
Unfrack me



Moving on what is the latest news.
Well i know many more protests are in planning stage or already planned at the Fracking Site,i wil check the latest later today and bring some video and info here when it arrives

The Earthquakes that happened have been upgraded now,intensity wise.Bank holiday Mondays Earthquake has now an intensity of 6.
Covered here on a article.
“Felt by most indoors and by many outdoors. Many people in buildings are frightened and run outdoors. Small objects fall. Slight damage to many ordinary buildings eg fine cracks in plaster and small pieces of plaster fall.”
Record-breaking fracking tremor upgraded – “many frightened” as residents report damage



I suppose some of the articles may suggest i am a little angry about things that are happening,this is true i feel.
So much money involved in many areas.So much power and powerful people.
Juggling us all around like puppets on a string.
We will see what happens,onwards.

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Good morning from the Frontier of no Fracking.

On we go with a few articles.




Local residents and campaigners from all over have united to call for a mass gathering  at the Cuadrilla Gas Exploration Site

Blackpool (between Kirkham & Blackpool on A583) this SATURDAY the 31st August. Many residents just can't be here regularly due to life-demands like work, carer responsibilities, bills to pay etc. but  support online and beeps as they pass have been a valued part of the nearly 1000 days of protest at this fracking site - this Saturday - as many as possible will show up to stand together.



UK fracking struggles to shake off fears of more tremors
Strength of latest Blackpool quakes raises pressure on shale gas operator Cuadrilla



‘Does someone need to die?’ The families whose homes have turned into Britain’s earthquake zone – thanks to fracking





Regulator to halt fracking for weeks after tremor.

Fracking in Lancashire could remain suspended for weeks while regulators investigate how Cuadrilla Resources caused an earth tremor 25 times bigger than the company had predicted.

The Oil & Gas Authority said it could not give a timescale for the conclusion of its “open-ended” investigation into Monday’s 2.9-magnitude tremor, which followed fracking by Cuadrilla last week. 



Hoping to pop off to the gathering at the Fracking Site tomorrow and take a few photos and video and a tale of the day to put here on the CAG early next week.

Finish this week off with a  song about the Cuadrilla Fracking invaders who arrived one cold winters morning in Lancashire.Seems a long time ago now.



Bye for now.

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Good morning from Lancashire,a fine weekend to come.

Some recent fracking news,events etc.


Cuadrilla fracked seven times before record-breaking tremor – official logs

Cuadrilla fracked just seven times at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool last month before inducing a record-breaking earth tremor.

DrillOrDrop has seen official logs of fracturing at the site which show Cuadrilla was using volumes of frack fluid and sand significantly below the maximum allowed. The rate of injection was also under the limit.

Despite this, the operation induced the UK’s strongest fracking-induced tremor.



Cuadrilla Owners Explore Options, Including Selling Company

Shareholders including private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC, which has a direct 45% holding, and Kerogen Capital, which holds an indirect stake, have hired the Royal Bank of Canada to study ways to cash out of their investment, said people familiar with the matter, asking not to be named because the information is private.


Boom & Bust - Cuadrilla For Sale-Video





Earth Tremors around PNR are still happening




Extinction Rebellion blocks Cuadrilla fracking site





A Boat In The Bellmouth-Cuadrilla Fracking Site.






Great Altcar in Lancashire and a application to frack has been made by Aurora on a piece of prime farming land near a Site of Special Scientific Interest which is in Green Belt.






“Devil-mask” fracking protest planned against Ineos at Tour of Britain

Anti-fracking campaigners are to protest against Ineos during the Tour of Britain cycle race today (14 September 2019) by wearing devil masks of the company’s billionaire owner, Jim Ratcliffe.

They are targeting stage eight of the race from Altrincham to Manchester

This is the latest in a series of protests since Ineos took over sponsorship of the former Team Sky in May 2019. Other demonstrations have been held at the Tour de Yorkshire, Tour de France and in Belgium.



Drill Or Drop-September headlines.
Top headlines
Suspended jail terms and £70,000 costs for campaigners found in contempt of court for breaching Cuadrilla protest injunction
Threat of £85,000 costs freezes environmental organisation out of court challenge to fracking injunction
Fracking tremors continue as data shows strongest seismic events follow Cuadrilla’s final frack
Oil & Gas Authority announces investigation into Cuadrilla’s fracking tremors
Cuadrilla receives official warning over breaches of environmental permit on groundwater monitoring
Riverstone Holdings and Kerogen – investors in Cuadrilla – said to be looking to sell
Approval of UKOG plans to produce oil at Horse Hill for 20 years
Ryedale council votes to extend fracking moratorium indefinitely
West Lancashire votes to oppose Aurora’s fracking plans in 16 minutes.



Ah well time to pop off and visit carboots in the area 6 am 14/9/2019,have a nice weekend and enjoy the harvest moon.
Woke up early thinking someone was shining a searchlight into the room,ha.
Tawnyowl,over and out

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No more UK fracking in 2019 as Cuadrilla runs out of time after record-breaking tremor



Cuadrilla sent office staff to check property damage from UK’s biggest fracking earth tremor

Initial assessments of damage caused by the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor were made by staff from the Cuadrilla’s headquarters, not professional surveyors or insurance experts.

Some people have had claims dismissed after company visits, which were usually led by the external affairs manager.

The 2.9 magnitude tremor was felt by thousands of people across the Fylde at about 8.30am on August bank holiday Monday this year. Within hours, there were reports of cracks in buildings and damage to windows and doors.



Well what can you say,Cuadrilla must be made to pay not just slide away.

A huge amount of money should be put in a fund and this company should have been made to put millions as a  just in case things go pear shaped compensation fund.

I will have to check but i feel this idea was overruled by the powerful ones back in the mists of time around 2013 or later I will have to check.

Such was the desperation by Frackers and their powerful backers to get Fracking.Nothing and nobody must stop it,get in the way.

Damage will have been done going back to 2011.

Micro damage to many buildings lying unseen in many cases.

Who knows what is lurking to appear sometime in the future.


Cracks in brickwork slowly letting water seep into cavity insulation to create damp spots in the future.

Round stonework bays,windows,foundations from St Annes to Blackpool and other areas.

How do you prove the Earthquakes caused the damage.

How do you prove it did not.


These problems are there just that many people will just pay for repairs that will have been caused by Cuadrillas man made flaming Earthquakes.Not realising.

Survey all buildings in a fifteen to twenty mile radius paid for by Cuadrilla,from roofs to foundations.Why not,find out what damage has been caused,many must be worrying and wondering.

Make them pay before they go away.

How do you do that

I suppose smart Lawyers,court cases,surveyors,loss adjusters,insurance men would be needed not office workers to work that out.

And remember, some people forget over a little time.Forget what has happened,how badly they have been treated,used,trampled on.

Some do not.

And remember once Cuadrilla have gone they are gone.

Tawnyowl,off now before i blow a fuse.


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A reminder of why this is important






2019 -  The Year the Arctic caught fire


July 2019 was the planet’s warmest month on record, with summer records smashed across the northern hemisphere, and both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice levels plummeting to historic lows. 


August 2019 was the second warmest since records began, tied with 2017 and 2015, and lagging behind only 2016.



and DO remember that the temperature rise is generally compared to the 20th century average, when the effects of human induced global warming was already well under way.

As he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches pouring out more drinks,

he didn’t realise it was a party - even when he was ambushed by cake and ate it


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"a liar and a charlatan debasing the office of Prime Minister”

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Immediate moratorium on fracking in England because of tremor risk


After seven years of promoting fracking, Conservative ministers have withdrawn their support and blocked the prospects of a shale gas industry.

The UK government has issued an immediate moratorium in England because of the risk of earth tremors. Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have already issued measures that amount to moratoriums on fracking.


In a statement released just after midnight

, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said new scientific advice concluded that it was not possible with current technology to predict accurately whether fracking would cause tremors and how big they would be.


Fracking moratorium – reaction

DrillOrDrop has compiled reaction to the government’s statement on a immediate moratorium on fracking. We have comments from community groups, campaigners, academics, politicians and the shale gas industry. 



Press release

Government ends support for fracking

Government ends support for fracking in England on the basis of new scientific analysis, published today.



Fracking will not be allowed to proceed in England, the government has announced today, following the publication of new scientific analysis.


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Hi honeybee13
I will try to be unbiased in my view of things.Politically anyway.
There is a lot of mistrust around at the moment.


A moratorium is not a ban is it.

It could rise again some might be thinking.
Fracking was a sure vote loser in the forthcoming General Election.For one party anyway,all of a sudden out pops a moratorium.
All the warnings were in place for years about the dangers but onwards they went brushing experts and people aside.
The oil and gas authority report due out what will it show.
The police the massive expense,the people called protectors and others thrown aside not listened to.
Sometimes leaving dents in hedges and bones,sprains,bruises and anxiety,sleepless nights,stress.
People having to put up with tremors,mess,fear for whats next.
Over 100 tremors at one site,many sites would be needed,can you imagine what was about to be unleashed on communities up and down England.
The time people have spent travelling from across England,Europe and further afield to this Fracking Site in Lancashire.
To have their say.
Politicians as well.
Damage by the Earthquakes tremors,the micro damage that i believe has been caused in parts of Lancashire.
I read that Cuadrilla have been examining pictures on internet sites checking pictures of houses for damage that may have been done before the quakes and throwing a few hundred pounds here and there to some.
I would like any sites like these to show the possible micro damage,not a chance even with a magnifying glass.
But that is my view of things.
I wrote on a site some time ago that we will see who has the last dance on the pad that leads to the Well To Hell.
I have my shoes polished but not planned the day to dance yet,it may come soon.
For those that have kept watch at the Fracking Site,the protectors the local residents who have been at the site past and present,well done.
They must be feeling slightly relieved but watchful.
All the parties have said they will ban Fracking,one says a moratorium best leave it at that.
Who can you trust nowadays is the question.
Money and power can get a lot done even if not correct and it can hurt some.
I am gone i know i am going on a bit to much for some.
Bye Tawnyowl.

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You can guarantee that should Johnson/Farage get a majority, fracking will be straight back on fast track with any scientific evidence used to pause fracking quickly found 'compromised.


As he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches pouring out more drinks,

he didn’t realise it was a party - even when he was ambushed by cake and ate it


 "Moral emptiness"  "unrepentant and inveterate liar" 

"a liar and a charlatan debasing the office of Prime Minister”

Boris Johnson Mendex est


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and for any who might doubt the tories commitment to Fracking


Fracking lobbyist hired to draw up Tory manifesto

Rachel Wolf works on behalf of Cuadrilla


" Rachel Wolf is drawing up the Conservatives’ platform for the general election while continuing to work as a partner at Public First, a business which lobbies ministers on behalf of the shale gas industry. "



Lets all sincerely hope her similar success in convincing the British public about the 'benefits of a Johnson government as she has been in convincing the British public about fracking ...



As he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches pouring out more drinks,

he didn’t realise it was a party - even when he was ambushed by cake and ate it


 "Moral emptiness"  "unrepentant and inveterate liar" 

"a liar and a charlatan debasing the office of Prime Minister”

Boris Johnson Mendex est


“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider


Knowledge has only two enemies: Ignorance and lies

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Well, wonder what the oil price crash is going to do to fracking and shale companies, which were already loaded up with debt?



As he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches pouring out more drinks,

he didn’t realise it was a party - even when he was ambushed by cake and ate it


 "Moral emptiness"  "unrepentant and inveterate liar" 

"a liar and a charlatan debasing the office of Prime Minister”

Boris Johnson Mendex est


“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider


Knowledge has only two enemies: Ignorance and lies

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