A meeting to reconsider plans by UK Oil & Gas plc to drill at the village of Dunsfold in Surrey has been postponed for another month.
Regulation of the UK onshore shale industry is “lax, fragmented and frequently incompetent”, a new study has concluded.
An oil exploration site in Lincolnshire, where only limited work has been carried out since 2014, will be allowed to operate for another 16 months.
A request by Egdon Resources for more time at its exploration site at North Kelsey has again been backed by council officials.
Plans by Rathlin Energy for two new well sites in East Yorkshire will not need a detailed environmental assessment, council planners have decided.
Angus Energy’s new plans to test for oil at its Balcombe site in West Sussex have been published.
A revised planning application for an extended well test at the Balcombe oil exploration site in West Sussex is due to be submitted within a week, operator Angus Energy said today.
Plans by Angus Energy to install a new pipeline from its Saltfleetby gas site in Lincolnshire have been approved.
Work to start oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is still awaiting the discharge of planning conditions.
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.