Shale gas companies must show they have considered how drilling could affect old mining features in coalfield areas, according to revised advice on exploration plans.
The Oil & Gas Authority has given details of where wells must be drilled by a group of companies that hold appraisal licences in England and Wales.
Restoration of Wressle oil site not “commercially-viable” while new production plans are pending – Egdon
Investment by Egdon Resources in its oil site near Scunthorpe should be considered when deciding whether to extend planning permission, council planners will argue next week.
An oil well drilled in Surrey by Angus Energy more than 18 months ago against council advice should be granted retrospective planning permission, according to a report published this afternoon.
Europa Oil and Gas is seeking more time to drill and test a well at its exploration site near Leith Hill in Surrey.
IGas has confirmed that it has lodged an appeal against the refusal of its plans to test a well in Ellesmere Port.
The government has granted final consent for fracking at the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire.