A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.
Three roads in East Yorkshire could be closed for up to 18 months during work at an oil and gas site.
Plans to produce oil for 25 years near the village of Puddletown in Dorset have prompted local objections and national concerns.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, wants more time at its gas production site at Elswick in Lancashire.
Shareholders in most UK onshore oil and gas companies could be forgiven for looking forward to the end of 2019.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
UK Oil & Gas revealed details today of two proposed oil exploration sites on the Isle of Wight.