Cuadrilla will not need to submit a detailed environmental statement when it applies to extend the life of its mothballed fracking site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool.
The communities’ secretary is still considering an application for long-term oil production at West Newton-A in East Yorkshire.
A community group has added its voice to legal challenges against gas exploration near the Surrey village of Dunsfold.
People are being invited to comment on the environmental impact of plans by IGas to produce unabated hydrogen at its gas site at Albury in Surrey.
Proposals to extend the life of a dormant oil site for a fourth time have been supported by West Sussex planners.
Council officials have supported plans for more oil production at a small site in the Surrey greenbelt, saying it would help meet a “growing demand” for hydrocarbons.
A local Conservative councillor has urged the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, to intervene in plans by Rathlin Energy for long-term oil production and more drilling at a site in East Yorkshire.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced it will not appeal against the refusal of planning permission for exploration near the village of Arreton on the Isle of Wight.
Opponents of fracking for shale gas have dismissed comments made by IGas about the role of its Misson site in Nottinghamshire in solving the energy crisis.
Opponents of oil production in East Yorkshire are to make a last-minute bid to hold up this morning’s decision to approve.