An oil exploration site in Lincolnshire, where only limited work has been carried out since 2014, will be allowed to operate for another 16 months.
A request by Egdon Resources for more time at its exploration site at North Kelsey has again been backed by council officials.
Work on the oil site at Wressle, near Scunthorpe, is now underway, the operator, Egdon Resources, said this morning.
Work to start oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is still awaiting the discharge of planning conditions.
Egdon Resources is seeking to extend its planning consent for oil exploration at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire for another year.
Union Jack Oil announced this morning it had increased its interest in the Biscathorpe oil site in Lincolnshire.
Operators of a third of the UK’s newest onshore shale gas licences have been given more time for exploration.
North Lincolnshire Council has paid costs of £403,000 after losing an appeal on plans for oil production at Wressle, the site operator has confirmed.
The exploration and production company, Union Jack Oil, is planning to withdraw from three licences in 2020 because of falls in their value.
Updated 24 April 2020 The investment bank, VSA Capital, has hinted that politics, rather than science, could overturn the moratorium on onshore fracking in England.