Council officials are investigating how a gas well in Cheshire was drilled to a depth more than double that referred to in the planning consent.
A community group and an anti-fracking campaigner have lost their legal challenge against the Communities’ Secretary over the way he granted permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Angus Energy has made a strong defence of its operations at the Brockham oil site in Surrey, saying it had all the consents it needed.
The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, should not have approved Cuadrilla’s fracking plans because shale gas regulation was not good enough, the High Court heard this afternoon.
The government published information today on what shale gas companies need to do to get final go-ahead to frack.
A legal agreement required for final planning consent at Nottinghamshire’s first shale gas site has been delayed for another month.
Planners at Nottinghamshire County Council are recommending approval of a planning application by IGas to drill for shale gas at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.