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...]

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...]

Please sign the People’s Declaration against fracking

THE PEOPLE’S DECLARATION – PLEASE SIGN In the wake of North Yorkshire County Council’s outrageous decision to allow fracking at Kirby Misperton, despite overwhelming opposition from all across the local community, Frack Free Ryedale – in conjunction with Friends of the Earth and 38 Degrees – have launched THE PEOPLE’S DECLARATION to demand no fracking in Yorkshire, and no … [Read more...]

NO SOCIAL LICENCE – 99.2% OF RESPONDENTS TO CONSULTATION SAY NO TO THIRD ENERGY FRACKING PLANS

99.2% of respondents against fracking at KM8! Documents from the NYCC reveal that only 0.8% of respondents to the council’s KM8 Public Consultation wrote in support of fracking, while 99.2% wrote to oppose the application. According to the NYCC Chief Planning Officer’s report, which recommended approval of Third Energy’s application to frack at their KM8 well-site in Kirby … [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...]

hundreds attend protest in Scarborough against fracking in Yorkshire

Well done and thank you to everyone who braved the weather to attend the protest organised by Frack Free Scarborough and Frack Free Ryedale in Scarborough today. On Monday the 25th of April the Uk’s pro-fracking PR machine roled into Scarborough to host an event at Scarborough SPA  titled  “The future business opportunities of North Yorkshire onshore oil and … [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...]