IGas cleared the first hurdle to fracking in north Nottinghamshire this morning with the approval of its application for groundwater monitoring at a site earmarked for shale gas extraction.
Residents of a small village near Swansea are to make a formal complaint about how councillors decided a planning application for coal bed methane exploration near their homes.
A local councillor in North Yorkshire says Third Energy showed him a diagram of ten horizontal boreholes leading from the well the company wants to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton.
Campaigners opposed to gas extraction near a Derbyshire village are celebrating after a planning inspector ruled in their favour.
The chairman of Rathlin Energy, David Montagu-Smith, said yesterday his company would give up its drilling licence in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Rathlin Energy has described the discovery of gas at its exploratory wellsite at West Newton in East Yorkshire as “very encouraging”.
North Yorkshire County Council has granted permission to Third Energy to drill water monitoring boreholes as part of its plans to frack at a site in Ryedale.
The government wants to allow oil and gas companies to drill seismic monitoring boreholes without applying for planning permission.
Anti-fracking campaigners have called for a delay to the decision on IGas’s plans for groundwater monitoring at a proposed shale gas exploration site in north Nottinghamshire.
Supporters and opponents of a scheme to drill for oil in the Surrey Hills had their last chance today to persuade a planning inspector of their arguments.