DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the likely action on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2019
As 2018 concludes, DrillOrDrop has compiled some of the key statistics from the past 12 months for the UK onshore oil and gas industry.
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
Last update: 8/7/2020 Key facts Address: Land off Smithfield Road, North Kelsey, near Brigg, Lincolnshire LN7 6HG Planning: PL/0011/18 to extend length of permission Operator: Egdon Resources UK Limited Licence: PEDL241 Status: Permission but no activity Timeline 3 July 2020 Egdon Resources applies for a second time extension […]
Last updated 21/8/2020 Key facts Address: West Newton B, Crook Lane Burton Constable East Riding Of Yorkshire Planning applications: 14/04107/STPLF for construction of a well site, erection of a drilling rig to a maximum of 50m with associated plant, equipment and access track followed by well site restoration Operator: […]
Drilling for shale gas is underway at Tinker Lane in Nottinghamshire and site construction has begun at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire. Rathlin Energy has given notice of work starting at its West Newton-A site. December could see Cuadrilla resume fracking at Preston New Road. There are also High Court hearings […]
Council planners have recommended the West Newton-A gas exploration site in East Yorkshire should be allowed to continue until 2021.
Fracking is now underway at Cuadrilla’s s site near Blackpool, the government faces a legal challenge to its proposals to fast-track planning decisions and campaigners prepare for the next phase of their fight against shale gas.
Europa Oil and Gas, the company behind oil drilling near the Leith Hill beauty spot in Surrey, announced this morning it was pulling out of the site.
September 2018 is expected to see the first UK high volume hydraulic fracturing for seven years when Cuadrilla fracks its first horizontal well in Lancashire. Also this month decisions are due on oil and shale gas sites and protest injunctions.