Two consultations opened this afternoon on government proposals to fast-track decisions on shale gas developments in England.
UK Oil & Gas Investments announced this afternoon that well testing operations had ceased at the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site near Billingshurst in West Sussex. In a brief statement to investors in the past hour, the company said: “Equipment is being removed from the site and the […]
Planners at Surrey County Council have recommended approval of a retrospective planning application for offices, equipment, lighting, fencing and gates at Angus Energy’s oil site at Brockham. But they have said it should be made clear to the company that if permission were granted it did not give consent […]
The company exploring for oil at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex announced this morning it had received permission to flow test the well.
The government proposes to issue 59 oil and gas licences in areas close to the UK’s most important wildlife sites with no conditions on the activities of operators. The licences make up just under half the blocks that will be released following a public consultation currently underway. Most […]
Less than 24 hours after councillors refused Cuadrilla’s application to frack in Lancashire, MPs called for multiple new conditions on the process. In a debate this morning, they argued for buffer zones between sites, water and waste recycling, apprenticeships, blight compensation, independent monitoring, bans on fracking in National […]
The Infrastructure Bill, which included measures to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill under private land, received its royal assent this morning. Last night, in the final debate, MPs passed a set of conditions on fracking which many believed had been watered down by […]
Five Conservative MPs defied the Government in a vote this evening on fracking conditions in the Infrastructure Bill.
In the past hour, the government won the vote on its new conditions for fracking, during a debate on the Infrastructure Bill. The result was 257 to 203 in favour of the conditions, first put forward by ministers in the House of Lords on Monday.
A new set of conditions on fracking by Labour’s energy team and a group of backbench MPs were released this morning. The House of Commons is expected to vote on them later today during discussions on the Infrastructure Bill.