The company behind the Brockham oil well in Surrey has bought into the neighbouring licence where there are plans for exploratory drilling this year.
The shale gas company, INEOS, has been accused of bullying landowners to allow access for geological surveys.
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A legal agreement required for final planning consent at Nottinghamshire’s first shale gas site has been delayed for another month.
The Australian investor, David Lenigas, says the Brockham well near Dorking in Surrey is key to unlocking potential oil production in the Weald Basin in southern England.