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.
The government has been asked what assessment it has made of the decision by Aurora Energy Resources to drop its plans to frack near Formby in Lancashire.
Drilling at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton B site in East Yorkshire is due to start in “the next few weeks”, one of the leading investors said this morning.
An investigation is underway following complaints about a council meeting that refused consent for drilling in Surrey.
The company behind oil drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey said this morning it had taken a licence stake in south east Turkey in the hope of “rapid monetisation” of reserves.
A campaign group is seeking to overturn council coronavirus arrangements which they say deny them the right to speak in person at a meeting to decide major plans to frack near Formby.
Rathlin Energy reported this morning that work had begun on constructing the access to its new oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
Complex geology in one of the UK’s leading shale gas regions places a major constraint on exploration and production, scientists have concluded.