3rd June 2014 A countryside group has called on the government to uphold environmental standards at onshore oil exploration sites, not reduce them.
30th May 2014 West Sussex County Council has responded to a challenge by a group of Balcombe residents that the planning permission for Cuadrilla’s exploratory oil well was unlawful.
30th May 2014 This week, Cuadrilla announced it had submitted a planning application to hydraulically fracture up to four wells at one of its sites in Lancashire. But what are the company’s plans for southern England? Cuadrilla recently gained planning permission to test the oil exploration well it […]
29th May 2014 There have been more than 4,700 public objections to Celtique Energie’s planning application for oil and gas exploration near Fernhurst, according to data from the South Downs National Park Authority. Only a handful of comments to the authority supported the application.
26th May 2014 “So much for Britain’s fracking revolution” said the Daily Mail in response to last week’s report on oil and gas potential in southern England. Usually a supporter of the government’s push for fracking, the paper headed its story: How the oil field found beneath The Weald […]
23rd May 2014 There could be up to 8 billion barrels of oil under the Weald in southern England, according to a report out today. But it may be difficult to extract – and there’s unlikely to be any shale gas.
18th May 2014 A residents’ group in Balcombe has written through its lawyers to tell West Sussex County Council why it believes planning permission for testing Cuadrilla’s exploratory oil well was unlawful. The council has 14 days to respond before the group applies for a judicial review of […]
May 16th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: Critique of the Public Health England report on shale gas extraction Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and US Tax allowances for onshore oil and gas operators With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
13th May 2014 Senior politicians who want the fracking industry to go much faster are out of step with the wishes of the operators, a major shale gas conference heard today.
13th May 2014 Chief executive of IGas, Andrew Austin, told a shale gas conference this afternoon the industry had to win over women.