The moratorium on fracking, along with planning delays and weak commodity prices are a challenge for the future, Egdon Resources has concluded
Union Jack Oil plc has raised £5m to press ahead with drilling plans at West Newton in East Yorkshire, the company announced this morning.
This month, Cuadrilla began fracking its second well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. 12 days later it was ordered to stop after causing the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor.
A drilling licence in Lincolnshire remains one of the UK’s largest untested onshore prospects, Union Jack said today, even though the most recent well was suspended without finding oil or gas.
Egdon Resources’ new well at Biscathorpe, near Louth in Lincolnshire, has failed to encounter the oil formation it was targeting, the company said this afternoon.
Drilling is now underway at Biscathorpe, Misson and West Newton – and what will happen this month at Preston New Road and Tinker Lane? Also in February, the inquiry reconvenes into IGas testing plans at Ellesmere Port.
An oil company has banned members of a community information group from taking part in protests about its exploration site.