The use of acid in oil and gas wells is dividing opinion across the country, particularly in southern England and parts of the East Midlands.
The company preparing to frack for shale gas in Lancashire announced this morning it was applying for planning permission to test the flow of oil in its exploration well in West Sussex.
The Environment Agency is inviting comments on permit applications by Europa Oil & Gas for its exploration wellsite near Leith Hill in Surrey.
A month-long public consultation began today on regulation of Cuadrilla’s plans to test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
There are two more days left to comment on future planning policy for oil and gas exploration and production in West Sussex and the South Downs National Park.
Guest post by Kathryn McWhirter Tomorrow (11 January 2017), North Lincolnshire Council is expected to decide on a plans for oil production at Egdon’s site at Wressle, near Scunthorpe. The application includes proposals for the little-discussed process of acidisation.
West Sussex has a last chance next month to strengthen controls on the use of acid in oil and gas operations.