The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has dismissed fears that shale gas in the Fylde area of Lancashire would contain large amounts of hydrogen sulphide, a hazardous gas associated with the smell of rotten eggs.
The two sides in the fight over plans to frack at a second site in Lancashire meet tomorrow morning (31 October 2017).
Angus Energy announced in the past hour that it had received approval from the Oil & Gas Authority allowing it to produce oil from a side-track well drilled earlier this year.
Residents of a village near Worksop, where INEOS wants to drill a shale gas well, are planning a protest next week against the company’s proposals and a legal action it has taken against demonstrators.
Angus Energy announced this morning it had completed drilling its oil production well at Lidsey, near Bognor Regis, in West Sussex.
The Broadford Bridge oil exploration well in West Sussex has problems with the cement bonding, UK Oil and Gas announced this afternoon.
The public inquiry to decide whether to grant planning permission for fracking at a second site in Lancashire will reopen in April 2018.