No plans for shale gas probe under York

York Press: No plans for shale gas probe under York No plans for shale gas probe under York

A GAS-DRILLING company has denied claims by environmentalists that it may frack for shale gas under York.

The Green Party has launched an online petition condemning fracking in which it said Dart Energy’s plans could endanger York’s “unique architectural heritage”.

However, the firm said that while it has a licence to search for shale gas in an area covering 15,000sq km across the north of England, including a large part of North Yorkshire, York is not in its sights.

A spokesman for Dart said: “There may be a well drilled in North Yorkshire in the next couple of years, but access and availability of transport would preclude drilling under York.”

Andrew Cooper, a Green candidate for Yorkshire and Humber at the forthcoming European elections, had said any proposals for fracking in York would be “madness”.

City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park all said they had so far received no planning applications from companies wanting to frack for gas.

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12:13pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Trespar Zagenstuz says...

Believe Dart at your peril.
Frackers have the backing of the con-dem coalition, so lying about anything is feasible, and doubtless encouraged in the spirit of the arch-liers caMoron. and cledge..
When they smell the money below ground, they will excavate below York Minster if they need to.
From afar, horizontally, of course, so need for access to the city itself..
Believe Dart at your peril. Frackers have the backing of the con-dem coalition, so lying about anything is feasible, and doubtless encouraged in the spirit of the arch-liers caMoron. and cledge.. When they smell the money below ground, they will excavate below York Minster if they need to. From afar, horizontally, of course, so need for access to the city itself.. Trespar Zagenstuz
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6:05pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Devils_advocate says...

Trespar Zagenstuz wrote:
Believe Dart at your peril.
Frackers have the backing of the con-dem coalition, so lying about anything is feasible, and doubtless encouraged in the spirit of the arch-liers caMoron. and cledge..
When they smell the money below ground, they will excavate below York Minster if they need to.
From afar, horizontally, of course, so need for access to the city itself..
Typical uninformed scaremongering
[quote][p][bold]Trespar Zagenstuz[/bold] wrote: Believe Dart at your peril. Frackers have the backing of the con-dem coalition, so lying about anything is feasible, and doubtless encouraged in the spirit of the arch-liers caMoron. and cledge.. When they smell the money below ground, they will excavate below York Minster if they need to. From afar, horizontally, of course, so need for access to the city itself..[/p][/quote]Typical uninformed scaremongering Devils_advocate
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9:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

MouseHouse says...

Fracking will not reduce energy bills. To make that claim is dishonest, as all such claims are based on experiences in the US where they have a different geophysical make-up.

There are some ways to reduce energy bills a) use less, and b) remove the greed and profit factor by nationalising the entire industry.
Fracking will not reduce energy bills. To make that claim is dishonest, as all such claims are based on experiences in the US where they have a different geophysical make-up. There are some ways to reduce energy bills a) use less, and b) remove the greed and profit factor by nationalising the entire industry. MouseHouse
  • Score: 1

3:02am Wed 22 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

“There may be a well drilled in North Yorkshire in the next couple of years, but access and availability of transport would preclude drilling under York.”

Read between the lines here:
"whilst we might drill for shale gas in North Yorkshire, we're not touching York with a bargepole because it's roads are crap"
[quote]“There may be a well drilled in North Yorkshire in the next couple of years, but access and availability of transport would preclude drilling under York.” [/quote] Read between the lines here: "whilst we might drill for shale gas in North Yorkshire, we're not touching York with a bargepole because it's roads are crap" Magicman!
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10:58am Wed 22 Jan 14

Brighouse Lad says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Fracking will not reduce energy bills. To make that claim is dishonest, as all such claims are based on experiences in the US where they have a different geophysical make-up.

There are some ways to reduce energy bills a) use less, and b) remove the greed and profit factor by nationalising the entire industry.
To me its more about ensuring security of gas supplies. We are now a net importer of energy, somebody could quite easily turn our lights. Fracking while it might not lower energy prices could help us keep our lights on.
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Fracking will not reduce energy bills. To make that claim is dishonest, as all such claims are based on experiences in the US where they have a different geophysical make-up. There are some ways to reduce energy bills a) use less, and b) remove the greed and profit factor by nationalising the entire industry.[/p][/quote]To me its more about ensuring security of gas supplies. We are now a net importer of energy, somebody could quite easily turn our lights. Fracking while it might not lower energy prices could help us keep our lights on. Brighouse Lad
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