Who wants to drill where? February 2017 update


Preston New Road, Lancashire. Photo: Ros Wills

Summary of recent activity and expected operations at 50+ sites across the UK,  including applications, decisions, company plans and licence changes. 

The list is organised alphabetically first by country, then county or unitary authority and finally by site. (Spool down for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.) We’re adding links to key facts and a timeline at the most active sites. More coming soon.

Please let us know if information in this post is missing, inaccurate or out-of-date. We want to make this as complete and accurate as possible. Contact here.



Bridge Trafford, A56, Warrington Road, Bridge Trafford, PEDL190


A small protest camp at Bridge Trafford was evicted on 5 September 2016 (The Chester Chronicle). The camp was established when campaigners discovered Star Energy Ltd, owned by IGas, had bought a field at Bridge Trafford for £141,000 and another field south of Warrington Road in Barrow, owned by David William Pym. Papers were served before a case at Manchester High Court brought by landowners, Andrew and Sian Walley and Bill and Barbara Williams, but backed by IGas. Costs of £5,000 were awarded against campaigners, Dr Steven Peers and Simon Stafford-Smith. Local people say geological faults underlie the sites and they are near the epicentre of an 18th century earthquake which was one of the most powerful in the UK. IGas said once the results of seismic testing were known the company would consult with local people on plans for the sites. More details

Doe Green, Farnworth Road, Penketh, Warrington WA5 2TU


The Environment Agency carried out a public consultation in January and February 2017 on an mining waste permit application for this site. Details It already had a permit for handling radioactive waste. IGas, the former site operator, described Doe Green as a pilot site which covers only its costs, producing enough methane to generate electricity for around 1,200 homes. IGas said it has been useful as a research and development facility for trying out different techniques.

Seismic testing Ellesmere Port Frack Free10

Picture: Frack Free Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere 1, Portside One, Portside North, Merseyton Road, Ellesmere Port, PEDL184


The Ellesmere Port-1 well was drilled in November–December 2014. The site has planning permission (09/02169/min) for two coal bed methane exploratory wells, appraisal and production for 25 years.

Plot 11, Ince Resource Recovery Park, Marsh Lane, Ince, PEDL190


No update. Planning permission (09/02568/min) granted in 2010 for 25 years from the start of work.

Salters Lane, Picton, near Mickle Trafford, Chester, PEDL189


No update . On 5 February 2016, IGas announced it was pulling out of this site, saying it did not meet the company’s criteria for coal bed methane development. More details.

Livestream 1

Picture from live video

Dutton’s Lane, Upton, PEDL189


In October, four people were acquitted and five had their cases dismissed at trials following the eviction of a camp at this site in January 2016. Two people were convicted of resisting bailiffs. Three weeks after enforcing the eviction, IGas announced on 5 February 2016 it was pulling out of this site, saying it did not meet the company’s criteria for coal bed methane development. More details. In March 2016, Tom Pickering, operations director of INEOS, told the Chester Chronicle the Upton site could be developed for shale gas, which is at greater depths than coal bed methane. INEOS farmed into IGas Cheshire licences last year.

Other sites with permissions in Cheshire

Land east of Cow Lane, Foulk Stapleford, also known as Hargrave: Planning permission (09/11902/MIN)

Dog Kennel Farm, Shocklach Hall Lane, Shocklach, Oviatt, Malpas: Planning permission (09/10639/CPO)

Lesters Lane, also known as Bretton Lane, Lower Kinnerton, Chester, PEDL147, no permissions in place

Marsh House Lane, Kings Marsh, Farndon, Chester (also known as Churton), (13/02180/EXT) PEDL188


Off Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Eckington, PEDL300


On 6 January 2017, INEOS said it had submitted an environmental screening request to Derbyshire County Council for a vertical well to take core samples on farmland south of Sheffield. A decision on the screening request is expected in mid February 2017.  Key facts, links and timeline


California Quarry, Swanage, P1918


Planning permission (PL\1546\13) granted in 2013 for an onshore-offshore exploratory oil well elapsed on 3 December 2016. Campaigners who had occupied the site since September 2016 dismantled their protection camp. Key facts, links and timeline


Crawberry Hill, Walkington Heads, PEDL183

Rathlin Energy

No update. On 1 August 2016 Rathlin Energy said it had surrendered its environmental permits for Crawberry Hill after moving equipment off the site and restoring it to agricultural land. The company decommissioned the borehole after announcing in August 2015 that it was withdrawing for technical and commercial reasons. Rathlin said it would implement a five-year aftercare programme for the site. East Riding of Yorkshire Council granted planning permission in 2012 for an appraisal borehole (12/02945/STPLF ) and in August 2014 for an extension of 24 months (14/02622/STVAR).

West Newton A

West Newton A in 2014

West Newton-A, Off Fosham Road, West Newton, PEDL183

Rathlin Energy

No update. The well remains suspended after operations in 2014. East Riding of Yorkshire Council extended planning permission (15/03056/STVAR) on 26 November 2015 for another three years until 21 December 2018. At the time, Rathlin said this would allow it to drill a second well, approved in an earlier permission (12/04193/STPLF) granted in January 2013.

West Newton B, Crook Lane, West Newton, PEDL183

Rathlin Energy

No update. East Riding of Yorkshire council granted planning permission (14/04107/STPLF) in June 2015 for a 24-month temporary well site. One of the conditions was a ban on fracking. The site received an environmental permit on 1 August 2016 for drilling, testing, flaring gas and discharge of surface water run-off. Rathlin Energy has said it is still discharging the conditions on the site, which include an archaeological survey.



UK Oil and Gas Investments PLC

UKOG says it will submit planning permission before the end of the year. In January 2017, it obtained another extension to its adjacent offshore licence P1916.


Aughton, Halsall, Haskayne, PEDL164

Aurora Energy Resources

Tesla Exploration carried out seismic testing for Aurora Energy Resources during July and August 2016. There have been local protests and complaints about the tests. DrillOrDrop reports here and here. On 1 July 2016, the OGA announced a two-year extension to initial term of PEDL164 to June 2018.

Aurora seismic testing updated

Becconsall (also known as Banks), Off Bonny Barn Road, Banks, PEDL165


In January 2017, Cuadrilla made two applications (LCC/2014/0047NM1  and   LCC/2017/0016) for changes to conditions on restoring the site. The company is seeking consent for a rig 10m higher than previously stated and an increase of 13 decibels in the noise limit. Details Last year, Lancashire County Council confirmed that Cuadrilla did not need to restore the site by a deadline of 31 October 2016, despite previous company assurances that it would meet the deadline. Details  Link to the most recent application LCC/2014/0047 (March 2014, an extension for three years)

Grange Road, Singleton, PEDL165


On 23 February 2016, the Planning Inspectorate announced Cuadrilla had won its appeal against the refusal by Lancashire County Council of application LCC/2014/0084 for a three-year extension of its permission to undertake seismic and pressure monitoring. Link to application. The planning inspector, Elizabeth Ord, refused the company’s application for costs. She said the council had not, as Cuadrilla claimed, acted unreasonably. Details.

Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, PEDL165


Cuadrilla began work on 5 January 2017 at this site, after receiving planning permission from the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, for drilling, fracking, testing and a monitoring scheme at this site. His decision, announced on 6 October 2016, followed the recommendation of an inspector at the public inquiry in Blackpool in February and March 2016. Cuadrilla’s applications had been refused by Lancashire County Council in June 2015. On 18 November, Preston New Road Action Group began a legal challenge (details) and a second challenge was announced on 2 December 2016. The cases are to be heard n Manchester (details)Protests got underway within hours of the company beginning work and have continued since.  Key facts, links and timeline


Preston New Road. Photo: Ros Wills

Roseacre Wood, Roseacre Road, Roseacre, PEDL165


On 6 October 2016, the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, said he was minded to allow Cuadrilla’s appeal to drill, frack and test up to four wells at this site. His decision goes against the recommendation of the planning inspector at a public inquiry in Blackpool in February and March 2016. Mr Javid said he was reopening the public inquiry to give Cuadrilla more chance to provide evidence on road safety. On 18 November, Jules Burton, a Roseacre resident, began a legal challenge to Mr Javid’s decision to reopen the inquiry. The case is to be heard n Manchester (details).  Key facts, links and timeline


Biscathorpe-2, land off High Street, Biscathorpe, near Louth LN11 9RA PEDL253

Egdon Resources

No update on this site. DrillOrDrop could find no record of an environmental permit, applied for in 2015. Planning permission was awarded by Lincolnshire County Council on 16 March 2015. Egdon has said no fracking is planned. Link to application PL/0236/14

Laughton, PEDL209

Egdon Resources

Egdon’s website reports that the site has been fully restored to agricultural land. On 14 March 2016, Egdon Resources announced it was abandoning this well after hydrocarbon shows were “not sufficiently encouraging to warrant testing”. (Link to statement). The well was spudded on 12 February 2016 and drilled to a depth of 1,700m. Link to application PL/0128/12

North Kelsey-1, land off Smithfield Road, North Kelsey, Brigg, PEDL 241

Egdon Resources and Union Jack Oil

Egdon’s website says the company is currently working to satisfy conditions of its planning consent for the site and expects to begin site construction in the winter of 2016-2017. The website adds that Egdon will shortly submit an application to the Environment Agency for environmental permits to allow drilling and possible testing at the site. It says the well will not be fracked for shale gas. Link to application PL/0203/14

Wressle drilling 2014 Egdon

Wressle-1, Lodge Farm, Clapp Gate, Appleby, DN15 0DB, PEDL180

Europa, Egdon, Celtique Energie, Union Jack Oil

On 8 February 2017, Egdon Resources announced it was appealing against a refusal of its application for 15 years of oil production at the site Details. The plans were rejected on 11 January 2017 by North Lincolnshire Council by 7 to 3 with one abstention. The company said it had no plans to frack at the site but wanted the option to carry out a proppant squeeze (injecting a slurry of sand and gelled water) and acidization (injecting dilute acid). Key facts, links and timeline


Ebberston Moor South Well Site, PL077

Third Energy and Moorland Energy Ltd

No update on this site. Third Energy received planning permission on 20 August 2015 to extract up to 15 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and reinject 556m3/day of waste water. It also has consent to drill a second borehole and construct an underground pipeline from the site to Knapton Generating Station. The Environment Agency approved Third Energy’s permit application on the same day. Link to application NY/2014/0275/ENV

KM8 wellsite

KM8 well, Kirby Misperton. Picture: Third Energy

KM8, Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, PL080

Third Energy

On 20 December 2016, the High Court judge, Mrs Justice Lang, upheld Third Energy’s planning permission to frack its KM8 well after a judicial review by Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale. Details The groups challenged the approval North Yorkshire County Council on 23 May 2016 of the company’s application to frack the existing KM8 well (details).


Photo: Ian Crane

Within hours of the announcement,  a protection camp established in a field on the route lorries are expected to take to the site. On 11 April 2016, The Environment Agency granted a mining waste, radioactive substances and ground activity permits. At the time of writing, Third Energy has still to reach agreement with the council over planning conditions. Key facts, links and timeline

Pickering, AL6

Third Energy

No update on this site. In August 2015, the Environment Agency approved an environmental permit (EPR/BB3699EY/A001) for the reinjection of waste produced water from its gas production wells into an abandoned well at its Pickering site in North Yorkshire. Link to application NY/2015/0307/FUL


Grantham Road, Radcliffe on Trent, PEDL255

Hutton Energy

No update on this site. The company says it plans to drill two 950m oil exploration boreholes on the site, known as Harlequin 3. The site has permission until 31 October 2017 (link to decision notice). The Environment Agency granted environmental waste permit CB3300KR/A001 on 21 April 2015. Planning permission, first granted in 1999, has been renewed five times but the site has never been drilled. Link to latest planning application F/3102 Hutton said its plans did not involve fracking. Hutton was awarded five licences in the 14th round.

Springs Road, Misson, Bassetlaw, PEDL139


On 15 November 2016, Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning committee voted by 7-4 to approve an application by IGas for two shale gas wells at this site. Link to application ES/3379


Demonstration outside Nottinghamshire County Council on 15 November 2016

The permission came with 37 conditions, and a Section 106 legal agreement which includes a financial bond for restoring the site and an approved lorry route. The legal agreement is due to be finalised by 28 February 2017. Key facts, links and timeline

Thieves Wood, Ravenshead, Wellbeck Estate, PEDL303


It emerged on 1 January that INEOS has been negotiating with the Forestry Commission for access to a site for a potential shale gas well. Thieves Wood is near Ravenshead, south of Mansfield.  Key facts, links and timeline

Tinker Lane, Torworth, Bassetlaw, PEDL200

Dart Energy (East of England) Ltd (IGas/INEOS)

The decision date on this application has been delayed again by a further public consultation (details). The Environment Agency awarded a mining waste permit in November 2016 (details). The company has said it does not plan to frack at this stage. Since plans were first announced, Dart has reduced the depth of the well by nearly 1.5km to a total of 1.84km. Key facts, links and timeline


Kirkleatham, PEDL068

Egdon Resources

An Egdon spokesperson told The Chronicle (7/9/2016) that the company would carry out an evaluation of the Kirkleatham gas field over the next 6-12 months to “identify opportunities to restart production by further drilling to undrained parts of the gas accumulation”. The spokesperson said planning permission was in place at the site for further drilling but operations were unlikely in the next 12 months. The Kirkleatham well was drilled in 2011 and gas pumped to the Sembcorp power plant at Wilton. But Egdon closed the well in 2012 because of problems with water levels. In 2015, Egdon increased its stake in PEDL068 by 20% to 68%.


Barton Moss (also known as Irlam 1), PEDL193


The Environmental Permit ERA/AB3709LD/A001 for this site has been transferred from IGas to INEOS. IGas has said it has no plans to return to Barton Moss. But in May 2016, an IGas statement to shareholders said it would apply for permission to frack and flow test wells in north west England (details). The company said the results of 3D seismic surveys would determine where they were. The Barton Moss well drilled in 2013/2014 took samples of rock from coal measures and the Bowland shales.

Under new licence commitments for PEDL193, IGas must:

  • Acquire new seismic data by 30 June 2018
  • Submit a planning application to drill a well by 30 June 2020
  • Drill, hydraulically fracture and flow test a well by 30 June 2021

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Formby, PEDL164

Tesla Exploration carried out seismic testing for Aurora Energy Resources during July and August 2016. There have been local protests and complaints about the tests. DrillOrDrop reports here and here. On 1 July 2016, the OGA announced a two-year extension to initial term of PEDL164.


Albury Park Wellsite, New Road, Albury, DL004


On 13 July 2016, Surrey County Council approved plans to convert this exploration site to gas production. The site is in the Green Belt and Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All but two county councillors accepted the advice of planning officers that it was national policy to maximise exploitation of oil and gas and that this amounted to exceptional circumstances which justified approval. More details. No news on when work is due to start.

Brockham, Feltons Farm, Old School Lane, Brockham, Surrey, RH3 7AU, PL235

Angus Energy

Angus Energy carried out work in December 2016-January 2017 on one of the three wells at Brockham. Opponents carried out slow-walking protests and established a temporary roadside protection camp was established during this time but was cleared when the company stopped work.


Angus has said it has plans to drill a sidetrack well at the site but Surrey Country Council says it does not have planning permission and no application has been submitted. Key facts, links and timeline.

Bury Hill Wood, (also known as Holmwood-1), Leith Hill, near Dorking, PEDL143

Europa Oil and Gas


Surrey County Council approved the company’s light management plan for the exploratory oil site (inside the Surrey Hills AONB and the Greenbelt) on 7 December 2016. Plans to meet other conditions, including the Traffic Management Plan, remain to be confirmed. Europa has made a new planning application for extra security fencing, offices and welfare accommodation but no date has been set to decide this.


A protection camp was established at the site on 29 October 2016 and events have been held on Saturdays during February 2017.  Key facts, links and timeline

Horse Hill-1, near Horley, PEDL 137

Horse Hill Developments Ltd (consortium including UK Oil and Gas Investments PLC)


Horse Hill. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

HHDL has applied for permission for two new wells at Horse Hill (one a side-track off HH-1). It is also seeking consent for extended well testing of the existing and new wells. Details . Surrey County Council expects the earliest date that the application could be decided is 22 February 2017. On 23 December 2016, the Environment Agency opened a public consultation on a environmental permit variation. The consultation closed on 2 February 2017. Key facts, links and timeline

Land at King’s Farm, Tilburstow Hill Road, South Godstone, Bletchingley, ML021


No news on plans by IGas to extend the Bletchingley 2 and Bletchingley Central well sites for hydrocarbon production. The company received planning permission on 24 March 2016 under delegated powers for oil and gas production at this site for 15 years. Full details here


Davyhulme, PEDL193



Opponents of the IGas application outside Trafford Town Hall before a  planning meeting in October 2015

Still no news about a start date for the start of coal bed methane drilling at this site, approved by Trafford Council on 8 October 2015. Details The council extended the company’s permission at the site, next to the Davyhulme water treatment works, for 25 years. This will allow IGas to drill two exploration wells and two production boreholes and install equipment to generate electricity from any gas produced.

Under new licence commitments for PEDL193, the operator must:

  • Acquire new seismic data by 30 June 2018
  • Submit a planning application to drill a well by 30 June 2020
  • Drill, hydraulically fracture and flow test a well by 30 June 2021


Land south east of M6 jct 21, next to the Thelwall viaduct, PEDL193


No updates on this site. Planning permissions were granted on 18th November 2010 (2010/16949) and 4th February 2015 (2014/24921) for two exploratory boreholes for coal bed methane appraisal and production. Woolston and Thelwall Community Protection Camp established in April 2015. See entry for Trafford above for updates on PEDL193.


Lidsey Well Site, Lidsey Road, Aldingbourne, West Sussex, PL241

Angus Energy

The operator has said it is considering drilling an infill well.

Lower Stumble, Balcombe, PEDL244


Cuadrilla drilling rig leaves the Balcombe, West Sussex, UK site

Balcombe. Picture: David Burr

No updates on this site, which remains suspended. Cuadrilla has told us it would inform Balcombe residents before flow testing began. As part of the planning permission:

  • Cuadrilla is required to establish a residents’ forum, which we understand is not yet in place
  • Work on the site must begin by May 2017
  • The site must be restored within six months of the start date.

PEDL244 has moved to a second term. The work programme requires Cuadrilla to flow test the Balcombe 2z (sidetrack) well by 30 June 2019 and to drill another well by 30 June 2021.Residents expect the company to apply for an extension of the planning permission.  Key facts, links and timeline

Markwells Wood, near Rowlands Castle, PEDL126

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC (UKOG)

markwells-wood-3-editedOn 8 December 2016 the South Downs National Park Authority asked for more information from UKOG on its application for oil production at this site (details). Another public consultation is expected on the new information, which has not yet been submitted. Local parish councils, the Environment Agency and Portsmouth Water have objected to the application. In July 2016, the SDNPA required UKOG to produce an Environmental Impact Assessment, arguing that the plans were likely to have “significant environmental effects” (more details).  The OGA has extended the first term of PEDL126 for a year to 30 June 2017. Timeline, key details and links.

Singleton oil field, A286, Cobblers Row to Middlefield, Singleton PO18 0HL


The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has approved planning permission for:

On 29 September 2016, SDNPA approved SDNP/16/02802/CM for export of gas by tanker from singleton oilfield, involving: a) the installation of a compressed natural gas unit, tanker loading area and associated plant b) the export of gas by road, together with the provision of replacement site office, security office and welfare unit. Work must start within three years of the granting of permission. it must be completed by 31 December 2031 or within six months of completion of production of gas from the site, whichever is the sooner.

Wood Barn Farm (also called Broadford Bridge), Adversane Lane, near Billingshurst RH14 9EB, PEDL234


Kimmeridge Oil and Gas Ltd (UK Oil & Gas Investments)

On 11 August 2016, UKOG announced it had acquired 100% of PEDL 234 from Celtique Energie and Magellan Petroleum, including operation of Wood Barn Farm. The wellpad at the site (also called Broadford Bridge) was constructed in 2014 and it has planning and environmental permit consents. UKOG said it would secure remaining consents for drilling and testing operations from the Health and Safety Executive and OGA. It said it planned to drill and test in 2017. Planning permission (WSCC/052/12/WC) is due to expire in September 2017.

Baxter’s Copse, PEDL233

UK Oil & Gas Investments and IGas

On 5 July 2016, UKOG said it had acquired a 50% interest in PEDL233. The initial term of the PEDL had been extended for two years until 30 June 2018. UKOG said it planned to apply for permission to drill a well at this site to appraise the Jurassic oolite oil formation and possibly the Kimmeridge limestone.

Northern Ireland


Woodburn Forest 160509 2Woodburn Forest-1 well, Carrickfergus, PL1/10


On June 18 2016, Infrastrata announced it was abandoning the well because the target formations were found to be water wet. The well was drilled to 2,000m and completed the company’s work programme obligations for licence PL1/10. During operations at the site the Northern Ireland Environment Agency investigated two oil spills. A resident put Mid and East Antrim Borough Council on notice of a judicial review of its decisions over the site.

Belcoo, County Fermanagh


On 17 January, local papers reported that Tamboran had left a quarry at Belcoo, which was the site of protests in 2014. A spokesperson for the company said: “As these matters are subject to live legal challenges we are unable to discuss further at this stage”. Tamboran went to the High Court in November 2014 seeking damages from the Northern Ireland Government after its exploration licence was terminated.


A moratorium on fracking applications is in place while the Scottish Government carries out a public consultation and review. The moratorium does not cover water monitoring boreholes or conventional exploration. No licences were issued in Scotland under the 14th round because oil and gas licensing is to be devolved. In October, the Scottish government imposed a moratorium on underground coal gasification.

On 1 July 2016, the OGA announced the following changes to PEDL licences in central Scotland:

  • PEDL 162 (INEOS): 2-year extension to initial term to June 2018
  • PEDL 163 (IGas): 2-year extension to second term to June 2018

Please let us know about any planning applications or permissions for onshore drilling in Scotland.


On 25 March, the Welsh government extended the moratorium on planning applications for fracking to underground coal gasification (more details). No licences were issued in Wales under the 14th round because oil and gas licensing is to be devolved. Some licences have expired and others have changes to their terms.


Tyla Lane, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, CF32 0LT, PEDL216

Coastal Oil & Gas

No updates on this site. Permission granted in December 2014 for five years for test drilling in the Devonian shale. Environmental permit granted on 17 August 2015. The initial term of PEDL216 has been extended for two years to 20 June 2018.


Foel Fynyddau, Pontrhydyfen, Cwmafan, Port Talbot, PED215

UK Methane

Foel Fynddau Forest Pontrhydyfen Neath Port Talbot

The Coal Authority has invited expressions of interest in accessing coal for the purposes of methane extraction at Pontrhydfen. The deadline for expressions of interest is 11 September 2016 and submissions by 11 October 2016. Details 

On 20 January 2016, Natural Resources Wales granted an environmental permit to UK Methane for Foel Fynyddau. Planning permission (P2015/0031) granted by Neath Port Talbot’s planning committee on 17 March 2015. The initial term of PEDL215 has been extended for two years to 30 June 2018.

Intervalley Road, Banwen, PEDL148

UK Methane

Planning permission for an exploratory gas well (P2010/1183) expired on 19 July 2016. exploratory gas well. The second term of PEDL148 expires on 30 September 2016.


West Nash Road, Nash, PEDL157

Sonorex Oil & Gas

No updates on this site. Permission (11/1351) for a temporary oil and gas exploration site was granted in September 2012 and a waste permit on 30 June 2015. Under the planning permission, work must begin by 7 September 2017 and be completed within six months but the second term of PEDL157 expires on 30 September 2016.


Pantybrad Road, Llantrisant, PEDL220

Coastal Oil and Gas

PEDL220 expired 30 June 2016.


Bryntywod, Llangyfelach, PEDL214

UK Methane

No update on this site. Swansea Council granted planning permission for Bryntywod in December 2015 for five years for test drilling for coal bed methane.

Llys Nini Animal Centre, Penllergaer SA4 9WB, PEDL214

UK Methane

No update on this site. Planning permission (2012/1427) approved for coal bed methane test drilling on 1 February 2013 for five years.

PEDL update

On 1 July 2016, the OGA announced the initial term of PEDL214 has been extended for two years to 30 June 2018.


Five Mile Lane, Dyffryn, PEDL219

Coastal Oil & Gas

PEDL219 expired 30 June 2016.

Llancarfan, Llantrithyd, PEDL219

Coastal Oil & Gas

PEDL219 expired 30 June 2016.

Unit 1, Llandow Trading Estate, Cowbridge, PEDL217

Coastal Oil and Gas

The initial term of PEDL217 has been extended for two years until 30 June 2018. Natural Resources Wales issued environmental waste permit number RB3593HS/A001 on 15th July 2015. Planning permission approved in July 2012 after appeal for five years.


Commonwood Farm, Borras Road LL13 9TF (also known as Holt), PEDL186


PEDL186 expired 30 June 2016 and no activity is expected for the foreseeable future. PEDL185, covering parts of Wrexham, as well as Cheshire and Shropshire, has also expired 30 June 2016. The Borras and Holt Protection Camp is closing.

Last updated 10 February 2017

Please let us know if information in this post is missing, inaccurate or out-of-date. We want to make this as complete and accurate as possible. Contact here.

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  1. Why should we prospect for shale gas in the UK? Energy security after Brexit may be one reason. The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies suggests that Brexit is coming at a time when UK North Sea gas production is in terminal decline and that Rough, the main UK storage facility is facing technical issues that will reduce its capacity possibly leading to total decommissioning. These issues will make the Brexit negotiations even more difficult for the UK.

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