DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in autumn and winter 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.
Wednesday 28 September 2022
Women’s Call – the sequel. Gathering outside entrance of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 11am, Preston New Road, PR4 3PF. Details
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
Fossil fool protest. Extinction Rebellion Scotland performs fossil fools protest on day of energy price rise. 11.30am, UK Government buildings, 1 Sibbald Walk, Edinburgh EH8 8FT.
Wednesday 5 October 2022
Women in white gathering. Gathering outside entrance of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 11am, Preston New Road, PR4 3PF.
Council debates fracking motion. Meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Council debates a motion opposing fracking in the county. 2pm, County Hall, Beverley. Agenda
Lancaster Fights Fracking: Reconnect and Fight Back. Meeting of Lancashire Fights Fracking, 7pm, The Herbarium, 5-7 Great John’s Lancaster LA1 1NQ. Details
Monday 10 October 2022
Wirral council votes on fracking motion. 6pm. Council Chamber, Wallasey Town Hall. Link to agenda
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Biscathorpe hearing. 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
Disrupting Rebellion: The Public Order Bill and the government’s latest crackdown on protest. Free webinar with barristers Stephanie Harrison KC, Tom Wainwright and Elena Papamichael, plus Kevin Blowe of Netpol and Jude Lanchin of Bindmans. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Link to join
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Bolton Council to vote on fracking. 7pm, council chamber, Bolton Town Hall. Link to agenda
Fylde Borough Council vote on fracking. 7pm, council chamber, Town Hall, St Annes. Link to agenda
Thursday 13 October 2022
How do you feel? Gathering outside Lancashire County Council to express views on fracking. 9am, County Hall, Fishergate, Preston. Details
Council vote on fracking motion. Lancashire County Council to vote on fracking opposition motion. Meeting at 1pm, Council Chamber, County Hall, Preston. Link to agenda
Wednesday 19 October 2022
Council to vote on fracking motion. Cheshire East Council to vote on fracking opposition motion. 11am, The Tenants’ Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6QN. Link to agenda
Women’s call – the sequel. Gathering outside Preston New Road fracking site, 11am-2pm, A583, postcode PR4 3PF.
Thursday 20 October 2022
Council expected to vote on fracking. Forest of Dean District Council expected to vote on fracking motion [TOBE CONFIRMED]. 7pm, Council Offices, Coleford. Link to agenda
Saturday 22 October 2022
Street surgery with Graham Stuart, Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness. 10.30am-12 noon, Newbegin, near the shops, Hornsea.
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Surrey County Council planning committee meeting. Expected decision on planning application for hydrogen production at IGas sites at Bletchingley. Link to agenda
Monday 31 October 2022
Budget and publication of the OBR forecast POSTPONED TO 23 NOVERMBER 2022
Sunday 6 November 2022
Formal opening of COP27 climate talks at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt
Monday 7 November 2022
Leaders’ conference opens at COP27 climate talks at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Continues on Tuesday 8 November.
Tuesday 8 November 2022
Egdon Resources annual results. 10am live audiocast of results presentation. Details
Saturday 12 November 2022
Global day of action on climate justice. Details of UK events
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Parliamentary debate on local consent for fracking. 9.30am, Westminster Hall. Details
Thursday 17 November 2022
Budget and OBR forecast
Friday 18 November 2022
Scheduled closing day of COP27 climate talks at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Fracking motion. Full meeting of East Sussex County Council due to consider an amended motion welcoming the reinstatement of a moratorium on fracking in England.
Challenge to Mozambique ruling. Friends of the Earth is in court to try to overturn the dismissal of its case against British government funding of a gas project in Mozambique. One judge previously ruled in the organisation’s favour and one ruled against, forcing the case to be dismissed. Royal Courts of Justice, London. 10.30am.
Wednesday 7 December 2022
Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc annual general meeting. 11am, The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS. Details
Tuesday 13 December 2022
Egdon Resources annual general meeting, 11. 30. POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIL STRIKE. Details
15 December 2022
Public attitudes survey on shale gas. Expected publication of government’s annual survey of attitudes to fracking. Release of data at 9.30am. Link
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Re-arranged Egdon Resources annual general meeting. 11.30am, offices of Norton Rose Fulbright,3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ. Details
Monday 9 January 2023
Angus Energy general meeting. Meeting to decide new ordinary shares authorisation. 11am, offices of Fladgate LLP, 16 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG. Details
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
Thank you Ruth and team