UK government ends support for fracking
The UK government has announced that shale gas extraction – or fracking – will not be allowed in England after new scientific analysis raised concerns about earthquakes.The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) warned on Saturday that it is not currently possible to accurately predict the probability or magnitude of tremors linked to fracking. In response, the government impo
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UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has today confirmed a temporary windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas firms to help with the cost-of-living crisis.
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