Here is a collection of some of the articles I have written on the website covering shale gas issues across France, but also those in the Lot and the Dordogne local to me.
Ban on shale gas fracking remains in place
Constitutional Council turns down challenge from drilling firm to overturn ban on shale gas drilling in France.
Gas drilling plan for Permis de Brive blocked
Application to begin exploration for gaz de houille, or coal gas, covering the Permis de Brive in south west France has been blocked.
Mining company set to get go ahead for Permis de Brive
Hexagon Gaz looked upon favourably by French government to begin exploration for gaz de houille, or coal gas.
Names of seven shale gas permits blocked, includes Cahors
François Hollande has said that he will block seven shale gas permits in France.
Transparency on oil and gas drilling plans introduced
It has been made much easier to track down planned oil and gas drilling operations in France.
Petition to block shale gas permit in south west France
The fight continues to block exploratory work on shale gas deposits, or gaz de schiste, at locations across France.
Total continues shale gas studies in south of France
Oil company Total has said it will continue to explore the potential of gaz de schiste, or shale gas, fields in the south of France.
Big turn out at anti-shale gas protest in Cahors
Around 5,000 people attended an anti-shale gas protest in Cahors over the weekend, joining others across France in opposition to the plans.
Fighting shale gas plans in the Lot
Opposition is growing against plans to begin exploratory operations for shale gas (gaz de schiste) in the Lot region of south west France.