Support for fracking has risen and opposition fallen, according to results from a government survey published today.
Vehicles visiting the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey were delayed for a second day by slow walking protests by environmental campaigners.
Drilling at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton B site in East Yorkshire is due to start in “the next few weeks”, one of the leading investors said this morning.
The decision to refuse planning permission for oil and gas exploration near the Surrey village of Dunsfold has been ruled invalid following problems during a “remote” council meeting.
Work on the oil site at Wressle, near Scunthorpe, is now underway, the operator, Egdon Resources, said this morning.
Environmental campaigners walked slowly in front of tankers on their way to the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey this morning.
Angus Energy has said it intends to return to its Balcombe oil exploration site in West Sussex later this year.
Work to start oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is still awaiting the discharge of planning conditions.
County councillors in East Yorkshire have rejected calls to declare a climate emergency for a second time.
Two climate activists who took part in a protest at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey last month have pleaded not guilty to obstruction.