BARCLAYS PULL INVESTMENT OUT OF STRUGGLING THIRD ENERGY.

RACK FREE RYEDALE PRESS RELEASE 15/05/2017 BARCLAYS PULL OUT OF THIRD ENERGY Last week at their AGM, Barclays’ Chairman John McFarlane told a packed hall of their shareholders that the bank would be pulling their money out of Third Energy – the company they own the majority of and that is licensed to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Reports suggest that … [Read more...]

UK regulator the OGA fail to conduct financial health checks on Third Energy for over 2 years despite concerns over the fracking firms financial stability

A Frack Free North Yorkshire (FFNY) investigation has revealed that the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) which is widely seen as a key government body for regulating the Fracking industry,  hasn't completed a financial 'competence' check on Third Energy since November 2014, despite the controversial fracking firm recording a loss of over £3million in its latest set of published … [Read more...]

Another ‘error’ by Third Energy causes further distress to neighbouring villagers near the fracking firms Kirby Misperton site

Residents were left distressed and worried last Thursday after a very strong and deeply unpleasant odour from Third Energy's KM3 well affected residents in Kirby Misperton, Little and Great Barugh up to a distance of 2 miles. The well is on the same site as the well that Third Energy wish to frack. It was only after resident Jackie Cray reported a "horrid sickening smell", … [Read more...]

Third Energy’s poor financial status continues after company declares huge loss in latest accounts

A fantastic report published by Drill or Drop on the 23/02/17  has revealed, Third Energy UK Gas Limited – the company behind fracking plans at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire – made a loss of £3.854m in 2015. Full text shown below (photos added by FFNY); It owed more than £50m to parent and sister companies and turnover was less than half that of the previous … [Read more...]

UPDATED 02/02/17 – New research may link pro-fracking group FORGE to fracking firm Third Energy

Research by Frack Free North Yorkshire (FFNY) has revealed potential plans by fracking firm Third Energy to install a gas pipeline and associated infrastructure on land directly adjacent to Rains Farm, the property owned by pro-fracking spokesperson Lorraine Allanson, founder of  ‘Friends of Ryedale Gas Exploration’. This highlights a possible conflict of interest which calls … [Read more...]

INEOS TAKEOVER THREATENS TO REVIVE RYEDALE GAS PROCESSING PLANT PLANS

Fracking company INEOS's recent takeover of a rival energy company, Moorland Energy, has revived concerns that the company may be planning to build a gas processing plant near Thornton le Dale. Planning permission for this plant was approved in 2010 by the then Secretary of State for Communities, Eric Pickles, after the application was rejected by the NYCC. INEOS took control … [Read more...]

Ryedale audience and panel express their views on fracking in Yorkshire during BBC’s ‘Any Questions?’

The BBC's Radio 4 programme 'Any Questions' visit Pickering in Ryedale on the 23rd September 2016. PLEASE take a listen to tonight’s BBC Radio 4's Any Questions from Pickering – with a great question posed from resident, David Adam on Fracking at Kirby Misperton (KM8). Jonathan Dimbleby presented the political debate from the Kirk Theatre in Pickering, North Yorkshire, … [Read more...]

Third Energy in new gas leak revelations

At Friday’s Planning Committee meeting on Third Energy’s fracking application at KM8, Nicky Mason, mother of two and resident of Great Habton – only a mile from the proposed fracking well-site – revealed that there was an unreported gas leak at Third Energy’s Malton 4 well-site, and subsequent release of 75, 000 cubic metres of gas at the Knapton Generating Station. This … [Read more...]