Plans have been submitted for a new sidetrack well, testing and long-term production at the Biscathorpe oil site near Louth in Lincolnshire.
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Tributes have been paid to the opponent of fracking, Ian R Crane, who died last week (25/2/2021) after a long illness.
East Yorkshire – one of the UK’s biggest carbon polluting areas – has declared a climate emergency after two earlier failed attempts.
The Environment Agency is being urged to oppose oil drilling plans on the Isle of Wight after its leader said “fast thinking” was needed to tackle climate change.
Billions of pounds remain invested in fossil fuels through local government pension funds, even though three-quarters of councils have declared a climate emergency, a new report reveals.
Wells drilled at the Lidsey wellsite in West Sussex were probably on the edge of the oil reservoir, rather than the crest, the site operator has announced.
Urgent change is needed to assess the full impact of fossil fuel proposals on the climate, the government was told today.
Council planners have supported proposals for a one-year well test at the controversial Balcombe oil site in West Sussex, which saw daily protests in summer 2013.
The largest investor in the Wressle oil field, Union Jack Oil, is seeking to enhance its image and attract a wider group of investors by reducing the number of shares in the company.
The local government secretary is to be asked to decide whether an extensive environmental study is needed for expansion and production proposals at an oil site north of Hull.