People living around the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport have protested about long-term drilling and production plans.
An anti-fracking campaign group has lodged a formal complaint against the government over a public consultation on changing the planning rules for shale gas drilling.
People monitoring drilling at Rathlin Energy’s East Yorkshire well site are fighting a council threat of eviction to a road-side camp.
IGas said this morning it had begun drilling its shale gas well at Misson Springs in north Nottinghamshire.
UK Oil and Gas, the major investor in the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey, has forecast that permanent production would be underway by next winter.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has less than a year to drill two wells and frack three under the terms of the planning permission at its site near Blackpool.
A crane and other equipment was delivered to IGas’s shale gas site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire early this afternoon.
Drilling could get underway this month at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire, Misson Springs in Nottinghamshire and West Newton in East Yorkshire. There’ll also be keen interest in what happens at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site after fracking ended last month and equipment continues to be moved off the site. […]
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
Rathlin Energy made the first delivery today to its East Yorkshire oil and gas site, which has been mothballed since 2014.