A petition has been lodged appealing Scotland’s decision to ban fracking.
INEOS shale claim the decision is unlawful and that it has created a new planning policy of ‘no support’.
The shale firm also believes that last year’s decision was filled with serious errors including a misuse of power and failure to stick to industry standard processes.
The lack of Scottish Governmental support for fracking could see the country lose out on around 3,100 jobs and up to £1 billion to the local community.
INEOS Operations Director, Tom Pickering stated: “The decision in October was a major blow to Scottish science and its engineering industry, as well as being financially costly to INEOS, other businesses and indeed the nation as a whole.
“It also removed at a stroke the potential for the country in these uncertain times to secure its own indigenous energy supply.”