Sites: What’s happening where?

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Fracking equipment at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, 28 November 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

Summary of recent activity and expected operations at key sites, including applications, decisions, company plans and licence changes. 

The list is organised alphabetically by county or unitary authority and then by site. Click on the bold red site name to take you to more detailed information.

Please let us know if we’ve missed something important or if the information is wrong or out-of-date. Contact here.

Last updated 12/2/2019


Cheshire

Bridge Trafford, A56, Warrington Road, Bridge Trafford, PEDL190IGas
Status: No permissions

Doe Green, Farnworth Road, Penketh, Warrington WA5 2TU, Ineos Shale
Status: Gas production

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Ellesmere Port 1, Portside One, Portside North, Merseyton Road, Ellesmere Port, PEDL184, IGas
Status: Appeal against refusal

Ince Marshes, Plot 11 Ince Resource Recovery Park, Lordship Lane, Frodsham, PEDL190IGas
Status: Pre-planning for proposal to drill and frack for shale gas


Derbyshire

Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Eckington, PEDL300, Ineos Upstream (Ineos Shale)
Status: Approved for exploratory shale gas drilling, no action


East Riding of Yorkshire

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West Newton-A, off Fosham Road, West Newton, PEDL183Rathlin Energy, photos
Status: Setting conductor pipe of second oil/gas exploratory well

West Newton-B, Crook Lane, West Newton, PEDL183Rathlin Energy
Status: Approved for oil/gas exploratory drilling, no action


Hampshire

Horndean oil field, PL211, IGas
Status: Producing oil field – next to Markwells Wood PEDL216, with interest from UKOG for horizontal drilling


Isle of Wight

Arreton, PEDL331, UK Oil and Gas Investments PLC
Status: No applications or publicly-identified site but proposals expected soon


Lancashire

Altcar Moss, near Formby PEDL164Aurora Energy Resources
Status: No applications but proposals expected soon to drill and frack for shale gas

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, PEDL165Cuadrilla site photos
Status: Two shale gas wells drilled; one well fracked; well test underway, fracking equipment taken offsite

Roseacre Wood, Roseacre Road, Roseacre, PEDL165Cuadrilla
Status: Appeal for shale gas exploration and fracking refused


Lincolnshire

Biscathorpe, land off High Street, Biscathorpe, near Louth LN11 9RA PEDL253Egdon Resources
Status: Drilling for oil

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North Kelsey-1, land off Smithfield Road, North Kelsey, Brigg, PEDL 241Egdon Resources
Status: Permission to drill for oil but no activity

Wressle-1, Lodge Farm, Clapp Gate, Appleby, DN15 0DB, PEDL180Egdon Resources
Status: Appeal against refusal for long-term oil production expected


North Yorkshire

KM8, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, PL080Third Energy photos
Status: Awaiting fracking approval


Nottinghamshire

Springs Road, Misson, Bassetlaw, PEDL139IGasphotos
Status: Drilling vertical shale gas well, one of two permitted

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Tinker Lane, Torworth, Bassetlaw, PEDL200IGas, photos
Status: Shale gas well drilled but missed Bowland Shale, suspended


Rotherham

Common Road, HarthillPEDL304Ineos Upstream (Ineos Shale)
Status: Permission for shale gas exploration but no activity except reports of fencing

WoodsettsPEDL304Ineos Upstream (Ineos Shale)
Status: Appeal against refusal for shale gas exploration well


Salford

Barton Moss (also known as Irlam 1), PEDL193Ineos Upstream (Ineos Shale)
Status: Well and sidetrack drilled, currently suspended


Surrey

Albury Park, New Road, Albury, DL004IGas
Status: Permission for compressed natural gas and electricity generation

Bletchingley, King’s Farm, Tilburstow Hill Road, South Godstone, ML021, IGas
Status: Permission to extend, upgrade and produce for 15 years

Brockham, Feltons Farm, Old School Lane, Brockham, Surrey, RH3 7AU, PL235Angus Energy
Status: Various permissions; well test and production

Bury Hill Wood, (also known as Leith Hill or Holmwood), Coldharbour Lane, near Dorking, PEDL143Europa Oil & Gas
Status: Permissions but site abandoned after renewal of lease refused

Horse Hill, near Horley, PEDL 137Horse Hill Developments Ltd
Status: Permissions for three wells; one drilled and currently being flow tested; application in planning system for further four wells

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Loxley/Dunsfold, near Guildford, PEDL234UK Oil & Gas
Status: Planning application for gas exploration and appraisal


Trafford

DavyhulmePEDL193IGas
Status: Permission granted for 25 years in 2015 but no activity.


West Sussex

Cuadrilla drilling rig leaves the Balcombe, West Sussex, UK site

Balcombe, Little Stumble, PEDL244Angus Energy
Status: Short oil flow test carried out in autumn 2018

Broadford Bridge, Adversane Lane, near Billingshurst RH14 9EB, PEDL234UK Oil & Gas plc
Status: Permission extended to March 2020 but currently suspended

Lidsey, near Bognor Regis, PL214Angus Energy
Status: Oil production

Markwells Wood, near Rowlands Castle, PEDL126UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC (UKOG)
Status: Abandoned

Singleton , off A286, Cobblers Row to Middlefield, Singleton PO18 0HL PL240IGas
Status: Producing oil site

Storrington, Pulborough Road, Storrington, RH20 4HP, PL205, IGas
Status: Producing oil site


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  • Dorset: Wytch Farm and Kimmeridge
  • Neath-Port Talbot: Foel Fynyddau
  • North Yorkshire: Ebberston Moor and Pickering
  • Vale of Glamorgan: Cowbridge
  • Swansea: Bryntywod, Llangyfelach
  • Warrington: Land south east of M6 jct 21, next to the Thelwall viaduct
  • Other active or planned sites in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales