Bob Seely, the Conservative MP for Isle of Wight, has told campaigners he is against proposals to drill for oil at Arreton.
A planning application by UK Oil & Gas for an exploration site on the Isle of Wight was published online this afternoon.
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With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
The government has delayed the result of the planning appeal over Ineos shale gas plans in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
Local authorities in England have been given new powers from tomorrow to hold meetings, including planning committees, by video or telephone conferencing.
Production from the Wressle oil site near Scunthorpe will break even at $17.62 a barrel, the operator, Egdon Resources, has said. In an update, the company’s managing director, Mark Abbott, said: “Our modelling shows that the Wressle development is economically robust at and below the current oil price […]