INEOS plants at Grangemouth have been criticised by government watchdogs for failings on health, safety and the environment.
Scottish property experts have predicted that fracking in the central belt could hit house prices by up to 10 per cent, according to a survey by The Ferret.
Nine firms have bid for the rights to start fracking large swathes of Scotland, despite the current moratorium on the practice.
Plans to gasify coal under the sea around Scotland could cause pollution, earthquakes, underground explosions, say government experts.
Concerns raised about more than £27,000 donated to the Scottish National Party by a drilling company that could benefit if the moratorium on fracking were to end.
Animal rights, environment and anti-nuclear campaigners are “of concern” according to counter-terrorism training materials produced by Scotland’s largest council.
The multi-millionaire oil tycoon, Algy Cluff, is delaying a planning application to gasify coal under the Firth of Forth in the face of mounting political opposition.
Revelations that an underground coal gas plant in Australia is facing prosecution for allegedly contaminating over 300 square kilometres of farmland have sparked fears that the same could happen in Scotland.
The day after Scottish ministers announced a moratorium on fracking they were privately warned by a multi-millionaire oil tycoon that Scotland would lose investment worth £250 million.