Nearly 30 representatives from six councils in East Yorkshire have called for a government ruling on whether expansion plans at a local oil site need detailed environmental research.
Plans have been submitted for a new sidetrack well, testing and long-term production at the Biscathorpe oil site near Louth in Lincolnshire.
The local government secretary is to be asked to decide whether an extensive environmental study is needed for expansion and production proposals at an oil site north of Hull.
Union Jack Oil is spending £1m to become the largest investor in the Biscathorpe oil licence in Lincolnshire.
The main investor at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey has announced plans for two new production wells.
Highways officials have withdrawn their objection to a plan to explore for oil on the Isle of Wight.
As expected, UK Oil & Gas plc has announced it is to appeal against the refusal of planning permission for gas exploration at its proposed Loxley well site near Dunsfold in Surrey.
Councillors have narrowly turned down plans to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey for a second time.
Surrey planners are recommending approval of plans by UK Oil & Gas to explore for gas near Dunsfold when the proposal is considered a second time next week.
The MP for an area with two potential shale gas sites is expected to call in parliament for a permanent ban on fracking in his constituency.