Exploration & Production

Scotland extends Ineos’s fracking licence

The Scottish government has extended a licence for fracking in an area southwest of Falkirk.
By Staff reporter 10 July 2018 0 31671

The Scottish government has extended a licence for fracking in an area southwest of Falkirk, granted to the chemical company Ineos, despite remaining opposed to fracking in Scotland.

“The extension of the PEDL 162 licence does not alter the current position that we do not support the development of unconventional oil and gas while the statutory assessments on the Scottish government’s longer-term preferred policy are undertaken,” Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said on Monday.