The UK’s first public inquiry on the impact of an onshore gas site on climate change gets underway this morning.
Opponents of plans by Rathlin Energy to drill another well in East Yorkshire have said they will monitor operations round the clock.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.
Rathlin Energy has given notice that work could start next week at its exploration site in East Yorkshire.
This post has live updates from the meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Council which is discussing Rathlin Energy’s application for three more years to operate its West Newton-A oil and gas site north of Hull.
Campaigners against drilling for oil and gas in East Yorkshire are urging councillors to refuse permission for another three years at a well site in the county.
The decision on whether Cuadrilla can drill and frack up to four shale gas wells at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool, is expected early in January 2019, according to the Planning Inspectorate.