Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fracking: Facts, Figures and Falsehoods: Guildford, 25 November

On Tuesday 25, November, members of Frack Free Surrey are organising a free event to provide information on unconventional gas development, known colloquially as ‘fracking’.

Dr Damien Short, Chilworth resident and a founding member of Frack Free Surrey, will chair the event, at the Friends Meeting House (3 Ward St, Guildford) at 7pm. All are welcome. Read the rest of this entry >>

Horse Hill drill site test results shows that fracking is likely

In a recent interview on Tip TV (promoted on the Daily Mail‘s website), David Lenigas, Chairman of Horse Hill Developments Ltd, discussed the finds at the Horse Hill 1 site, near Horley. Lenigas said “the big surprise of the well” was that they have what looks like a big find of hydrocarbons in the Kimmeridge Clay layers.

Analysis of the logs and cores are still in progress, with full results available in the next few weeks. Mr Lenigas says that they could be applying for the appropriate licences to proceed with testing early next year. They may also drill a second well at the site.

“It seems we’ve been proved right”
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Two Upcoming Meetings in November

Horley – The New Dallas? – This coming Monday 10th November, 7:30 pm

Come and find out what is happening at the Horse Hill drilling site and protest camp, and is Horley likely to be the new oil capital of the UK as suggested in the press! There will also be a presentation on the problems associated with gas and oil exploitation, plus what steps we can take to safeguard the area.

Empire Hall, Victoria Road, Horley RH6 7AW. Opposite the Air Balloon pub car park, next to Raffles stationers.

Free entry – Refreshments

Free information meeting in Guildford, Tuesday 25 November

All are welcome at a free information evening with environmental consultant Paul Mobbs and Kathryn McWhirter of Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association.

Dr Damien Short, University of London, will chair the meeting.

When: Tuesday 25 November, 7pm– 8.30pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, 3 Ward Street, Guildford. GU1 4LH