Calls by the shale gas industry to relax the rules on earth tremors induced by fracking are not widely supported by the public, according to a new poll.
Egdon Resources, the company behind plans for long-term oil production at Wressle near Scunthorpe, said today North Lincolnshire Council had withdrawn its case against the company.
The decision on plans to drill two wells near a Surrey village has been delayed.
Cuadrilla saw profits drop by a third in 2018, according to annual accounts published this week.
Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new business and energy secretary with responsibility for the onshore oil and gas industry. The new local government secretary, who will decide on two shale gas planning appeals, is Robert Jenrick.
Rathlin Energy announced today it has applied for consent to store crude oil on its exploration site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
Waverley Borough is preparing to object to plans for oil and gas drilling near the Surrey village of Dunsfold, the council reported this evening.