Environmental campaigners walked slowly in front of tankers on their way to the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey this morning.
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Angus Energy has said it intends to return to its Balcombe oil exploration site in West Sussex later this year.
Work to start oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is still awaiting the discharge of planning conditions.
County councillors in East Yorkshire have rejected calls to declare a climate emergency for a second time.
Two climate activists who took part in a protest at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey last month have pleaded not guilty to obstruction.
A consultation on plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has closed with an estimated 1,700+ objections. But two key organisations – the Environment Agency and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) partnership – have not objected to the scheme.
An investigation is underway following complaints about a council meeting that refused consent for drilling in Surrey.
The would-be shale gas company, Aurora Energy Resources, has withdrawn its planning application to frack near Formby in Lancashire.
An objection to its oil drilling plans by the Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, was “a great surprise”, UK Oil & Gas said today.
The exploration and production company, IGas, said today it was reviewing its capital spending plans with the increase in the oil price.