The communities’ secretary is still considering an application for long-term oil production at West Newton-A in East Yorkshire.
Drilling for gas near a Surrey village will be funded by another company, the operator has announced.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has taken the first step to extending the life of its suspended fracking site near Blackpool.
The company behind plans to explore for gas near a Surrey village has threatened to sue a senior local councillor for libel.
A community group has added its voice to legal challenges against gas exploration near the Surrey village of Dunsfold.
A landmark decision at the High Court has ruled that the government’s flagship plans to cut carbon emissions breach legal obligations.
A council which opposed drilling for gas near a Surrey village has taken the first step to fight ministerial approval of the scheme.
The Conservative leadership challenger, Liz Truss, has suggested that the moratorium on fracking in England should be lifted and decisions left to local people.
Council leaders are due to decide next week whether to take court action against gas drilling near a village in Surrey.
The energy minister, Greg Hands, sidestepped a question about the investment tax allowance proposed under the windfall tax for oil and gas companies.