Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
No equipment to identify the source of formation water in the new well at Horse Hill was available in the UK or Europe until next month, the main investor in the Surrey site said today.
A plan for lorry access to the Horse Hill oil site would threaten road safety and disturb local people, the Weald Action Group has complained.
A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.
The first UK anti-fracking campaigners found guilty of breaching a protest injunction have failed to overturn the ruling against them.
Angus Energy has said it will seek a five-year extension to its oil production licence at Brockham in Surrey.
A government minister seemed this morning to support the idea that a permanent ban on fracking would be the best way his department could tackle climate change.
This post has live news on Third Energy’s bid to extend the life of its gas production sites in Ryedale.
A provisional date has been set for the decision on fracking plans in Lancashire – the first to be considered since the government announced a moratorium last year.
Egdon Resources has got the go-ahead for 15 years of oil production at its Wressle site near Scunthorpe.