An investigation by MPs into shale gas development and fracking regulation has been put on hold because of the election.
A new consultation has opened on expansion plans at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey.
The pro-fracking group, Lancashire For Shale, which has backed Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, is reportedly being disbanded.
Cuadrilla has said it will make small goodwill payments to people living near its Lancashire shale gas site who said their homes were damaged by the UK’s largest fracking-induced tremor in August.
Opponents of onshore oil drilling in Surrey are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, a county councillor said this morning.
Angus Energy has raised a £1.5m loan facility to pay for the costs of decommissioning oil and gas wells.
Cuadrilla has been given permission to use a technique at its Lancashire fracking site which could see the release of methane and other gases into the atmosphere.