The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2020 fell to a 70-year low.
Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in UK onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.
DrillOrDrop reviews what might happen in 2021 to UK onshore fracking and other oil and gas developments.
2020 was a frack free year in the UK because the shale gas industry failed to persuade ministers to lift blocks on the process.
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Highways officials have withdrawn their objection to a plan to explore for oil on the Isle of Wight.
Breaking: Surrey campaigner loses legal fight over climate effects of 20-years of oil production at Horse Hill
An environmental campaigner has failed in her legal challenge about the climate effects of long-term oil extraction near Gatwick Airport.
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.
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.