An oil company should be given another two years to decide whether its site in West Sussex is viable, planners recommended today.
Proposals to test the Balcombe oil well in West Sussex would compromise the protected landscape of the High Weald, council planners said today.
Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk. Opponents of the scheme for 22 new wells and 14 new sites described the decision as “fantastic news”.
Plans for an alternative access to UKOG’s proposed oil and gas site at Dunsfold in Surrey have been withdrawn.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has breached rules on monitoring the flare at its Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.
The Environment Agency has published an application to revise the rules for a well test at Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
The Environment Agency has objected to plans to drill for oil in Dorset because there was no assessment of the risk to water.
Scottish government officials are suggesting that an inquiry into drilling for coal bed methane that closed six years ago should re-open.
The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Measures to protect the environment during proposed work at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex are “inadequate, incomplete and misleading”, villagers have complained.