DrillOrDrop’s updated diary of events in autumn 2021 involving the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
This post will be updated with new details as we get them. Please let us know about any events you think should be included.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
Public demonstration against oil exploration on the Isle of Wight. 3.30pm, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. Details
Isle of Wight planning committee. Decision expected on UKOG’s application to drill for oil at Arreton. 4pm, Council Chamber, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. Link to meeting agenda
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Oral parliamentary question on Horse Hill oil site to Alok Sharma, the Cop26 president. Lib Dem MP, Wera Hobhouse, is to ask:
“What assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals to put four new oil wells in Surrey on the UK’s (a) credibility and (b) negotiating position as President of COP26.”
Thursday 21 October 2021
Backbench business in House of Commons. General debate on Cop26 and limiting global temperature to 1.5 degrees. Details
Westminster Hall debate. UK’s climate progress – the Climate Change Committee’s 2021 progress report. 1.30pm. Details
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Not here, not anywhere. International solidarity against fracking. 7pm Zoom conference with speakers from anti-fracking campaigns around the world: David Kesteven, chair of Eckington Against Fracking; Ina Maria Shikongo, of Fridays for the Future Windhoek; Sleydo’, of the Gidimt’en check-point on Wet’suwet’en territory in Canada; and Esteban G Servat, scientist form Argentina. The chair is Anna Thoday, an anti-fracking campaigner in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Details and to register
Monday 1 November2021
Opening day of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Runs until Friday 12 November 2021.
Lincolnshire County Council planning committee meeting. Expected decision on Egdon Resources application for sidetrack drilling and production at Biscathorpe. 2pm, Tennyson Suite, Brackenborough Hotel, Cordeaux Corner, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0SZ. Link to meeting agenda
Saturday 6 November 2021
Sunday 7 November 2021
People’s summit for climate justice. Online and in person. Continues until Wednesday 10 November 2021. Details
Thursday 11 November 2021
Virtual AGM for AJ Lucas Group Limited. 9am Sydney time. Details
Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021
Appeal Court hearing. Two-day hearing in the case brought by Sarah Finch against Surrey County Council over indirect carbon emissions from the Horse Hill production site near Gatwick.
Tuesday 7 December 2021
Wednesday 8 December 2021