The Environment Agency has objected to plans to drill for oil in Dorset because there was no assessment of the risk to water.
Scottish government officials are suggesting that an inquiry into drilling for coal bed methane that closed six years ago should re-open.
More than 600 academics, politicians and campaigners signed a letter calling on the government to replace the current moratorium on fracking with an outright ban.
The assessment of earthquake risk from fracking at a proposed shale gas site in Lancashire is superficial, outdated and not justified, experts have concluded.
A government department “worked with” Barclays on the “orderly disposal” of the troubled fracking company, Third Energy, ministerial correspondence has revealed.
Union Jack Oil has announced plans to restart an extended well test at the West Newton-A oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.