The UK could see up to one spill for every four large shale gas pads, according to researchers.
UK Oil and Gas, the company behind oil exploration at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex, has rejected comments made about its operations by Angus Energy.
The government is planning to change some of the questions in its public opinion survey on why people support or oppose fracking.
The fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, turned model this morning in a protest over the injunction acquired by the shale gas company, INEOS Upstream.
A new planning application for oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is expected by the end of April, one of the partners in the project has said.
Angus Energy has said it expects to test its newly-acquired well at Balcombe in West Sussex, before turning to Brockham in Surrey.
An anti-drilling campaigner who delayed the transport of an oil rig by spending the night on the delivery lorry has been found guilty.