Ineos plans to drill for shale gas in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts are to be decided by the local government secretary, James Brokenshire.
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
Aurora Energy Resources has announced it is seeking consent to frack for shale gas in West Lancashire.
IGas said results from its Springs Road exploration well in Nottinghamshire were “highly encouraging” and a “step forward for shale gas development in the east midlands”.
UK Oil & Gas has confirmed it will submit a second planning application for its proposed exploration site at Dunsfold, south of Guildford.
The drilling rig has left Rathlin Energy’s West Newton oil and gas exploration site in East Yorkshire.
The judgement in the first trial of anti-fracking protesters accused of breaching an injunction at a shale gas site is not expected until the end of the week.