The case against an anti-fracking protester arrested during demonstrations outside the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick Airport was dropped this afternoon.
The majority investor in the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick is claiming record UK onshore flow rates. After completing initial flow tests, UK Oil & Gas described the results this morning as “outstanding” and equivalent to rates from the North Sea.
Photographer David Burr took these pictures at today’s protest rally outside the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick.
An anti-drilling protester locked himself on to a tanker visiting the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick this morning.
On Tuesday, we reported on complaints made by people living near the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey about a hydrocarbon smell that coincided with a flow test of the well.
People living near the Horse Hill oil well in Surrey have complained to the Environment Agency about smells during flow tests yesterday.
Campaigners against oil exploration at Horse Hill near Gatwick are planning a march and mass cycle to the site next week.
Police have warned protesters outside an exploratory oil site near Gatwick airport they would be arrested if they tried to slow down vehicles delivering equipment.
Horse Hill exploratory oil site, near Gatwick, Surrey, 3rd January 2016. Photos: Eddie Mitchell. Arrest warning for “slow walk” protesters at Horse Hill
The rig needed to test the flow of oil at the Horse Hill exploration well near Horley in Surrey was installed this afternoon.