Diary

Summer 2022 diary

DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in summer 2022 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.

Gooseneck at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 20 August 2019. Photo: Ros Wills

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Angus Energy’s target date for first gas from Saltfleetby field, Lincolnshire. Details

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Decision expected on Dunsfold appeal. The ruling by the communities’ secretary is expected on UKOG’s appeal against refusal of planning permission for gas exploration at its Loxley site near Dunsfold in Surrey.

Online presentation and discussion on Third Energy’s plans for geothermal energy and former gas sites. To register email info@arch-comms.co.uk

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Judicial review hearing of the government’s net zero strategy brought by Friends of the Earth. 10.30am, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London

Environmental Audit Committee evidence session on transition from fossil fuels. 2.25pm, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster or online live. Witnesses include the chief executive of E.ON UK, a director from EDF Energy, and leading figures from Offshore Energies UK, E3G and Oil Change International and University College London.

Thursday 9 June 2022

Judicial review hearing of the government’s net zero strategy brought by Friends of the Earth. 10.30am, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London

Saturday 11 June 2022

Friends of the Earth North West Groundswell event. Manchester. Details

Monday 13 June 2022

Angus Energy general meeting on subscription shares and warrants. 11am, offices of Fladgate LLP, 16 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG. Details

Third Energy information stall at Pickering market.

Saturday 18 June 2022

Friends of the Earth East of England Groundswell event. Peterborough Details

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Presentation of research on unconventional hydrocarbons. London POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER

UK Onshore Oil & Gas gives evidences to Environmental Audit Committee. 2.15pm, Room 15 Palace of Westminster. Details

Saturday 25 June 2022

Friends of the Earth Egnio-Cymru event. Bangor. Details

Friends of the Earth London and South East Groundswell event. London. Details

Tuesday 28 June 2022

UKOG annual general meeting. 8th Floor, the Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW. 

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Climate Change Committee publishes its annual progress report to Parliament.

Energy Voice geothermal webinar. 3pm-4.30pm, registration details

Surrey County Council planning committee meeting. Possible date for decision on planning applications for hydrogen production at IGas sites at Albury and Bletchingley. NOT ON THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING

Thursday 30 June 2022

Deadline for fracking review. Scheduled deadline for completion of scientific review, commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from the British Geological Survey. Details

“How will the Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Act impact our right to protest?” Webinar by Garden Court Chambers with barristers Tom Wainwright and Owen Greenhall and solicitor Lydia Dagostino, 5.30pm-6.30pm. Details

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Bang the drum for fossil fuel divestment. 9am, Lewes railway station. Details

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Surrey County Council planning committee meeting. Expected decision on planning applications for hydrogen production at IGas sites at Albury and Bletchingley. NOT ON AGENDA

Thursday 28 July 2022

Five-day climate camp. Groups opposed to fossil fuels and supporting climate justice expected to gather in Aberdeen until 1 August 2022. Details

Tuesday 5 September 2022

Parliament returns after summer recess

Result of Conservative Party leadership congest expected

Wednesday 7 September 2022

High Court injunction hearing. Case of Esso Petroleum Ltd versus Scott Breen and Persons Unknown. Royal Courts of Justice, London. Time to be confirmed

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Woodsetts perceptions of Fracking event by Dr Stacia Ryder. Talk organised by Woodsetts Against Fracking. 6pm, Woodsetts village hall. Details

Surrey County Council planning committee meeting. Expected decision on planning applications for hydrogen production at IGas sites at Albury and Bletchingley. Link to agenda POSTPONED

Thursday 15 September 2022

IGas results expected for the six months to 30 June 2020

Thursday 22 September 2022

Extinction Rebellion bus tour in Chesterfield. Due to arrive at New Square at 10am.

Friday 23 September 2022-Sunday 25 September 2022

Fossil Free Gathering. Annual training, learning, and networking event for grassroots activists demanding that communities and institutions, like local councils, cut ties with the fossil fuel industry. Details and to book

Saturday 24 September 2022

Pop-up taster of a people’s assembly. 2pm, De Montfort Hall car park, Leicester

Thursday 29 September 2022

IGas live webcast. IGas interim executive chairman Chris Hopkinson and development director Ross Glover to discuss recent interim results. 10am via Investor Meet Company platform. Link 

Friday 30 September 2022

Deadline for submission of Ineos Upstream accounts for the year to 31 December 2022.

Saturday 1 October 2022

Shale trail walk and talk – Horse Hill to Brockham. 6.5 mile walk to raise awareness about oil sites at Brockham and Horse Hill. 11am, starting at Horse Hill wellsite near Reigate. Details

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Hearing date. Date of hearing in the appeal by Egdon Resources against refusal of planning permission for sidetrack and long-term production at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire. 10am, Kenwick Park Hotel, Louth. Details

Coming up later

Thursday 9 March 2023

Six months from announcement of the lifting of the fracking moratorium in England. Date given by Liz Truss for when shale gas could be flowing. Link

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