Angus Energy announced this morning it would be producing oil from four wells in the Weald in southern England in the first three months of this year.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, said this morning it estimated fracking would begin between April and June this year.
Cuadrilla said this morning more than 240 households living near its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool have received a share of a £100,000 community benefit payment.
Aurora Energy Resources has told residents it is planning to drill and frack two wells near the west Lancashire village of Great Altcar, on the edge of Formby.
Rathlin Energy is expected to begin work within weeks at its new oil and gas exploration site in East Yorkshire.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2017 was another 50-year low for the industry.
UKOG Broadford Bridge update: “unproductive” section, plans for new sites, extended flow test consent and new analysis
UK Oil and Gas has announced that a section of the reservoir at its Broadford Bridge oil well in West Sussex is “unproductive” because of low permeability.