Shale gas companies have received refunds on their onshore licence fees because of the moratorium on fracking in England.
The Oil & Gas Authority became the North Sea Transition Authority, or NSTA, this morning.
As the government prepares to announce its energy security strategy, campaigners came to Blackpool to voice the arguments about the future of fracking.
Opponents of fracking for shale gas have dismissed comments made by IGas about the role of its Misson site in Nottinghamshire in solving the energy crisis.
Anti-fracking groups are expected to converge on Blackpool tomorrow for a protest outside the Conservative Party’s spring conference.
Councillors have overwhelmingly backed a time extension at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B exploration site in East Yorkshire.
Opponents of oil production in East Yorkshire are to make a last-minute bid to hold up this morning’s decision to approve.
Long-term oil production and more drilling have been approved for a site in rural East Yorkshire.
The anti-fracking campaigner, Joe Corre, has asked the High Court to strike out the injunction granted to Ineos Upstream against protests at shale gas sites.
Climate campaigners continued a week of protests today at Schlumberger’s research centre in Cambridge with a banner drop – but the company said it was committed to low carbon solutions.