Cuadrilla has confirmed no more fracking will take place at its shale gas site in Lancashire before a planning deadline at the end of November.
UK Oil & Gas plc has announced the start of drilling at its Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport.
Angus Energy has confirmed that it will be applying next month for consent to carry out an extended well test at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex.
The rig to drill new wells at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey has been delivered.
Rathlin Energy has suspended the extended well test at its West Newton well site in East Yorkshire – just a week after the start.
An expert in hydraulic fracturing warned Cuadrilla and UK regulators in the days before fracking began near Blackpool that the operation would probably cause earth tremors.
A 2.9ML tremor centred on Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool was felt across Lancashire this morning – the largest so far induced by fracking in the UK.
People living around Cuadrilla’s shale gas site reported shaking buildings and windows last night from a 2.1ML tremor.
More earth tremors overnight were strong enough to stop fracking for a second time this month at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
Anti-fracking campaigners have reacted with concern to news that the British Geological Survey (BGS) signed a non-disclosure agreement with Cuadrilla over access to operational data.