|I am sure you can all come up with suitable answers for this little shale gas industry survey:http://blogs.terrapinn.com/world-oil-and-gas/2013/01/15/uk-shale-gas-business-confidence-survey/
Terrapinn, the organisers of Europes leading Shale Gas meeting, are conducting a UK Shale Gas Business Confidence survey. We would appreciate you taking 5 minutes to complete this multiple-choice survey.
The results will be presented at a networking drinks reception on 30 January at 6:00pm in London, to which you would be very welcome. We will also distribute them to all participants.
I thank you for your time in advance.
Q1-Other. Industry observer
Question 5 really takes the prize for revealing the mentality of these frackers:
5. What do you feel is the biggest threat to shale gas exploration success in the UK?
|7.00pm Thursday 24th January 2013 at the
The Railway PH at the bottom of Station Hill (upstairs meeting room).
ALL WELCOME (Especially new members!)
NOTE – Venue is 1 minute’s walk from both the Bus and Train stations in Bridgend.
REMINDER – If anyone needs a lift to any of our meetings, let Andy know and we will organise it for you.
|It is not so long since we discussed the Atlantic Array project at one of our monthly meetings.
You can refresh your memories here: http://www.atlantic-array-supporters-group.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/130110-Atlantic-Array-Presentation.pdf
I recently received this plea from Ricky Knight, of North Devon Greens (via Pippa Bartolotti):
Things are really hotting up here in North Devon with regard the proposed Atlantic Array. There is sadly much opposition building up against this crucial project and we are determined to support it as much as we can.
We suddenly remembered the obvious: it would be great if the new support group we are setting up ( www.Atlantic-array-supporters-group.couk ) could build up a strong connection with supporters (especially GP members) in South Wales.
Are you able to help facilitate this for us, please? – it’s not just about an economic fight between say Port Talbot and Ilfracombe (er, no contest!) – it’s just that this is not a Nimby issue; it’s an issue of vital national interest: either the AA or Hinkley C/EDF; or in your case, either Gwynt y Mor or Wylfa B/Hitachi!
For those of us so entrenched in the fight AGAINST fracking for short-term, extreme, fossil fuel energy; it is great (in my opinion) to have something to also fight FOR in terms of vital long term, large scale, renewable energy.
According to the group’s mission statement, the Atlantic Array Supporters Group exists to:
The Atlantic Array Supporters Group believes the Array will provide:
All of these points are applicable to South Wales too.
Ricky Knight points out:
For all these reasons, I have assured Ricky of my support, and that (I am confident) of all Bridgend and South Wales Greens.
|Following my posting of the UK Oil & Gas companies contact details, I was contacted by US fractivist, Dory Hippauf, who is particularly interested in identifying and getting at the players behind the scenes in this industry. She founded the site FRACKorporation. Her spreadsheet is immense (see attached below)She says: “We are interested in corporate connections across ALL shale play. FRACKorporation’s purpose it to find, investigate and share information on corporations, politicians, front groups, Astroturf, lobbyists etc related to the practice of “fracking”. We seek to “connect the dots. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FRACKorporation ”
We had this Facebook conversation, which I would like to share with you:
DORY HIPPAUF (DH)
ANDY CHYBA (AC)
|Big thanks to Gary Lewis, who came across this on the DECC website.
(Full Excel spreadsheet attached – see end of posting).
It is a list of the contact details of what appears to be just about all of the UK based PEDL holders –
frackers and potential frackers – and a few other potential players.I am sure you will all be able to
recognise a few names on this list.
Gerwyn Williams is the aging managing director looking for the quick speculative gain to fund his retirement.
I recommend that you register for a free account with https://www.duedil.com/ and check out the
companies you are interested in.
If you struggle with this, let me know which company and I’ll get you a summary.
What to do with this contact information? Suggestions welcome – use your imaginations!
|Our American friend in the Vale, Denis Campbell (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief UK Progressive magazine, and US media watcher), supporter of the Vales Says NO! campaign, has alerted us to this fracking related development in the States.
That it has taken this long for American mainstream news channels to catch up with the story is a bit of a shock – but better late than never! Thanks for the heads up Denis.
Mainstream news provider NBC News Today Show -Rossen Reports – this morning showed this explosive story on water set ablaze (like in Gasland).
This is HUGE! A mainstream news organisation running this story in the USA with an audience in the millions is a big break for the movement.
Go to iTunes until Sunday night and download the 11 January episode of NBC TODAY show (video) to save forever to your iPhone or iPad. Dont have one? No problem, go to this website to see the story. http://todaynews.today.com/_news/2013/01/11/16462830-rossen-reports-family-discovers-their-tap-water-is-flammable?lite
Very important that such a mainstream group has this story.
Please spread this.
|https://www.facebook.com/events/411355642272360/By Frances Twms Jenkins and Bronwen Little Eris Davies
|We will be following a FOURTH Thursday pattern (adjusted at the end of the year to accommodate Xmas):
See website for full details and booking forms (online or paper download – let me know if you need any asistance – Andy)
Tbc – usually second weekend in September (Fri 13th – Mon 16th)
Elections – a year off!! Next big campaign will be for Elections to the European Parliament, which will be held in all member states of the European Union (EU) between 5 and 8 June 2014
|Hi Andy Gareth and DelythThank you for your message This of course is a worthwhile campaign which I will be happy to support especially in terms of attempting to negotiate and influence the Borough Council to at least consider your proposals. I have read the attachment and the Portsmouth example is impressive. I will raise this with officers directly responsible for Community Safety and Highways this coming week and I am more than happy to meet with you to discuss further. Thank you for taking an interest in Bettws and as you have rightly identified this is an opportunity for the community to lead the way in the Borough
Thank you for the prompt reply and encouraging words. If we leave this with you for a week or so to allow you to raise it with the appropriate officers, perhaps we could arrange to meet in a week or so’s time to discuss how best to proceed.
Andy, Gareth & Delyth