Staff working for one of the leading contractors in the UK onshore oil and gas industry breached health and safety regulations and failed to follow best practice during a single routine task, the industry regulator has concluded.
An oil exploration well in one of the most sensitive parts of the country has lacked scrutiny because of legal loopholes.
The government has confirmed that no guarantor is required to underwrite Third Energy’s commitments to frack one well a year in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, until 2022.
Europa Oil & Gas announced this morning it was transferring operation of the oil exploration licence around Leith Hill, near Dorking in Surrey.
The government is to pay almost all the extra costs of policing protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
UK Oil & Gas plc has announced that production has resumed from the Portland oil formation at Horse Hill in Surrey.
UK Oil & Gas plc has given details of a proposed new well site in Surrey.