More than seven years of controversial oil exploration in the West Sussex village of Balcombe could be at an end after councillors blocked plans for a well test.
Nearly 30 representatives from six councils in East Yorkshire have called for a government ruling on whether expansion plans at a local oil site need detailed environmental research.
Plans have been submitted for a new sidetrack well, testing and long-term production at the Biscathorpe oil site near Louth in Lincolnshire.
East Yorkshire – one of the UK’s biggest carbon polluting areas – has declared a climate emergency after two earlier failed attempts.
Council planners have supported proposals for a one-year well test at the controversial Balcombe oil site in West Sussex, which saw daily protests in summer 2013.
The local government secretary is to be asked to decide whether an extensive environmental study is needed for expansion and production proposals at an oil site north of Hull.
New plan for Notts shale gas site criticised as “speculative, misleading and unsound” – residents complain: “quite frankly we’ve had enough”
The lives of many people in the village of Misson in north Nottinghamshire have been blighted by shale gas since 2014, the parish council has said.
A council in East Yorkshire is being urged to reconsider its decision on whether proposals to expand an oil site need an extensive environmental study.
UK Oil & Gas announced this morning that it had lodged an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for its proposed Loxley gas exploration site near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey.
Rathlin Energy is planning up to 90 weeks of 24-hours-a-day drilling at one of its wellsites in East Yorkshire.