Planners at Nottinghamshire County Council are recommending approval of an application by IGas to drill a shale gas well at Tinker Lane, between Blyth and Barnby Moor.
Work is underway at Angus Energy’s oil site at Brockham, near Dorking, in Surrey. But the company appears reluctant to reveal details of what it is doing.
Environmental permit for shale gas drilling at Tinker Lane in Notts – no groundwater monitoring required
A second shale gas site has come a step closer in north Nottinghamshire.
Francis Egan on drilling in 2017, low gas prices, financing expansion and how many wells can you fit on a site
The chief executive of shale gas company, Cuadrilla, gave evidence last week to peers on his company’s operations, financing and plans for the future.
Next week, councillors in Nottinghamshire will decide whether to give the go-ahead to the first shale gas exploration in the county.
Planners have recommended approval of the first shale gas exploration plans in Nottinghamshire.
The gas industry welcomed the approval this evening for what could be the first fracked well in the UK since 2011 but it was careful not to appear celebratory. Ken Cronin, of the industry group, UKOOG, (pictured right) said: “It is not a precedent. It is a continuation. […]
In a statement issued tonight Rasik Valand, Chief Executive of Third Energy, said:
Three weeks today could see the approval of the first shale gas well to be fracked in the UK since 2011.
Lancashire County Council is offering £100,000 for three month’s work to defend its refusal of planning permissions to Cuadrilla to frack in the Fylde.