Breitling Energy Corporation: shale and fracking

Pumpjack and Mountains

For several years, Chelgate has been promoting shale exploration and fracking in Europe and the Middle East on behalf of Texas-based Breitling Energy Corporation. This has involved a range of engagement, including:

  • Engaging with councillors and residents as local authorities consider fracking
  • Organising events to engage with local stakeholders, including events in Manchester and Blackpool
  • Engaging with environmental groups, such as Greenpeace, organising debates
  • Conference slots and debates across the UK, mainland Europe and Middle East
  • Attendance at Labour and Conservative Party Conferences, hosting fringe events
  • Giving evidence to Select Committees, presenting to MPs and Peers in the House of Commons, and hosting an Unconventional Oil and Gas APPG event
  • Hosting an event at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
  • Media relations, appearing on national and regional radio and television, as well as in national and local newspapers
  • National newspaper advertising
  • Detailed social media support, including direct engagement with protesters and protest groups.