Opponents of operations to explore for oil in southern England blocked the entrance to the site of the so-called Gatwick Gusher at Horse Hill in Surrey.
Friends of the Earth has called for a ban on the use of acid to stimulate the flow of oil and gas in onshore wells.
Statements made by two oil companies about the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey have been challenged by geologists.
The first shale gas exploration scheme in Derbyshire has been approved.
For the first time since 2013, a quarterly public attitudes survey for the government has not asked questions on whether people support or oppose fracking.
Government shale gas planning changes a “sad blow to public engagement” – Conservative council leader
The leader of Conservative-controlled Derbyshire County Council has said government plans designed to fast-track shale gas will cut local authorities out of decisions with the biggest impact on communities.
A public inquiry will decide whether IGas should be allowed to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.