Fire crews were called to Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-A well site in East Yorkshire this lunchtime after a hose on a rig became detached and hit the drill cabin.
Views are invited on an application by Rathlin Energy to change its environmental permit for the West Newton oil and gas site north of Hull.
Drone pictures of IGas’s Misson Springs shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire show that the drilling rig and other equipment has now been installed.
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.