Diary

Autumn/winter 2022 diary

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.

Women’s Call protest, Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

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. Time tbc.

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc annual general meeting. 11am, The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS. Details

Coming up later

December 2022

Public attitudes survey on shale gas. Expected publication of government’s annual survey of attitudes to fracking. Date to be confirmed

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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