Surrey County Council told the High Court today it had acted lawfully in granting consent for two decades of production at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport.
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Surrey County Council was challenged today at the High Court over its approval of two decades of oil extraction near Gatwick Airport.
Opponents of oil production in Surrey gathered to decorate fencing outside the Horse Hill site this morning as a legal challenge began at the High Court.
A legal challenge at the High Court this morning could have wide-ranging implications for future proposals that have a large carbon footprint.
Two environmental campaigners accused of climbing the rig at an oil site in Surrey appeared in court today.
The use of hydrogen to help meet UK carbon targets does not justify an expansion of the onshore oil and gas industry, campaigners said today.
A court in Belgium has temporarily blocked the permit needed by Ineos to begin work on a major new chemical complex in Antwerp.
More than a third of people oppose fracking for shale gas while just under a quarter support it, according to the latest data from a government survey released this morning.
Egdon Resources has announced plans for a new well and oil production at its site at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire.
UK Oil & Gas has said one of its wells at Horse Hill in Surrey is being tested to find out whether recent work has successfully increased oil flows.