Hundreds of tonnes of climate-warming methane is being released into the atmosphere by the UK’s longest continuously producing onshore oil well, despite curbs ordered by the environmental regulator.
Time runs out today for Ineos at a second shale gas site in England.
Planning consent has run out at Ineos’s shale gas site at Harthill in South Yorkshire.
The drilling rig at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B site in East Yorkshire will be allowed to stay for another two months, council officials have confirmed.
Work to start oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is still awaiting the discharge of planning conditions.
Rathlin Energy announced today it had given notice of the start of activities at a new well site in East Yorkshire.
A plan for lorry access to the Horse Hill oil site would threaten road safety and disturb local people, the Weald Action Group has complained.
Rathlin Energy has confirmed it cannot begin work on its second oil and gas site at West Newton, north of Hull, until there has been an archaeological survey of what could be an ancient village.
The Environment Agency has warned Cuadrilla over allowing climate-changing methane to vent into the atmosphere from the Preston New Road fracking site.
Egdon Resources has applied to increase noise limits and extend working hours at its exploratory oil site at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire.