The operator of the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey lost nearly £18m in the year to September 2020 –a more than 15-fold increase on the year before.
The public inquiry into plans to explore for gas in Surrey closed this morning with final arguments.
The High Court has granted a final injunction to UK Oil & Gas to prevent specific protests at its Horse Hill site by a small number of activists.
Civil liberties campaigners have condemned police plans for dealing with demonstrations as an “assault” on human rights.
The Green Party’s MEP for south east England has called for review of guidance given to police at anti-drilling protests in Sussex.
The government was accused of a spectacular U-turn this afternoon on protection for the UK’s finest landscapes from the effects of fracking.