The UK shale gas industry has vowed to continue efforts to prove it can operate safely despite the UK government introducing a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — in a U-turn on its previous policy of support for the sector. The government — which had previously said it supported the development of shale gas — said Saturday it would put in place a moratorium on fracking in England “with immediate effect” after an analysis of the environmental impact of work at the Cuadrilla Resources-operated Preston New Road site. Cuadrilla was forced to suspend work at Preston New Road after a magnitude 2.9 tremor occurred on August 26 and the Oil and Gas Authority said its […]