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...]

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...]

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...]

Flamingo land becomes the latest business to object to Third Energy’s Fracking plans in North Yorkshire

  Flamingo land have officially written to North Yorkshire County Council and objected to Third Energy's proposed fracking plans at their Kirby Misperton well site. This news will be a major blow to the fracking company ahead of NYCC planning committee meeting on the 20th May 2016 when the KM8 planning application will be decided. The objection letter issued by … [Read more...]

Future of fracking in Ryedale to be decided on 20 May

North Yorkshire County Council has announced that Third Energy's planning application for fracking at Kirby Misperton will be decided by their Planning Committee on Friday 20th May. Find out how you can do your bit to persuade North Yorkshire County Councillors to stand up for the people and reject the application - ACT NOW Details on what will happen on Decision Day will … [Read more...]

Investigation reveals Yorkshire Fracking firm Third Energy’s links to infamous offshore tax haven

The Panama papers  revelations exposed in the National press in recent weeks have helped to shine a light into the murky world of offshore tax havens where an estimated £8 trillion of wealth is kept in offshore bank accounts, and denying countries like the UK from collecting their fair share in tax revenues which are needed to maintain our vital public services such as the … [Read more...]

Ryedale District council rejects Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton Fracking application in overwhelming vote

Ryedale District council voted overwhelmingly in favour to reject Third Energy's fracking plans at Kirby Misperton. Ryedale District Council’s planning committee recommended refusal of the scheme to frack the existing KM8 well. The vote was seven for refusal, one abstention and two against – though it is thought these were the result of pushing the wrong button. Therefore … [Read more...]

Ryedale District Council decision on KM8

On Tuesday 15th March, Ryedale District Council's Planning Committee will decide whether or not to object to Third Energy's application to frack at Kirby Misperton. Their recommendation will have significant influence on the final decision due to be taken at County Hall in Northallerton in April. Take action today - Contact your Ryedale district councillor and ask them to … [Read more...]

Kevin Hollinrake – fracking cheerleader or local people’s representative?

Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake has come under fire from constituents after holding a Producers’ Summit behind closed doors in Westminster. The secret meeting with representatives from iGas, Ineos, Third Energy and Cuadrilla sought to develop a plan to roll out fracking across North Yorkshire. The summit follows on the heels of Mr Hollinrake’s resignation as a member … [Read more...]

Third Energy safety failures exposed

DAMNING REPORT ON THIRD ENERGY SAFETY FAILURES AND INSPECTION REGIMES To read a Word Document version of this page, please click on the link below. This version also includes screenshots of the original documents that have been obtained under Freedom of Information requests. Third Energy safety record failures - briefing document Third Energy claim that they have an … [Read more...]