As expected, UK Oil & Gas plc has announced it is to appeal against the refusal of planning permission for gas exploration at its proposed Loxley well site near Dunsfold in Surrey.
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The drilling rig at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton B wellsite in East Yorkshire has been taken down.
The government’s long-awaited Energy White Paper, published today, warned the oil and gas sector it “must go considerably faster in reducing its own carbon footprint or risk losing its social licence to operate”.
The government is standing by its moratorium on fracking in England after new research concluded that induced earthquakes were hard to predict and manage.
Opponents of fracking held a demonstration outside BP’s headquarters in London as part of an international day of action.
The weald-based UK Oil & Gas plc (UKOG) is promoting prospects of oil production in south east Turkey as it seeks three more exploration licences in the region.
Drilling results from Rathlin Energy’s West Newton B site in East Yorkshire indicate a “substantial hydrocarbon accumulation”, partners said this morning.
Fracking opponents have called for a countdown to restoration at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool after the company gave up consents to key operations.
Hydrocarbon companies that want to maintain their position in the economy have to become wholly different businesses, the government’s climate change advisor has warned. Launching the world’s first detailed route map to a fully decarbonised nation, Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), said: “We […]
Two Ineos companies are among the UK’s most energy-intensive industries to receive millions of pounds in compensation for the costs of carbon emission schemes.