Cuadrilla breached conditions of its planning permission when it brought the drilling rig into its site near Blackpool early this morning, according to Lancashire County Council.
West Sussex County Council has told the oil company, Angus Energy, that it must use the approved route into an oil exploration site at Lidsey, near Bognor Regis, after a complaint about planning breaches.
Police closed the road outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site for eight hours today in response to anti-fracking protests.
In this week’s update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Where’s Wally? lock-on protest at Preston New Road Anti-fracking carnival Marathon lorry protest Car lock-ons
North Wales Police has confirmed it will not be sending more officers to police protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
In this week’s listings: Two exhibitions about fracking in Barlborough, Derbyshire; Frack Free Carnival outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site; Direct action training; Plus talks, meetings, fundraisers and rallies
IGas has posted a notice that it will apply for planning permission to test the well at its Portside exploration site at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.