Opponents of fracking in Nottinghamshire have called for stricter planning controls on future shale gas development in the county.
UK Oil & Gas plc announced this morning it has relinquished an oil exploration licence near Dorking in Surrey, which included a controversial site near the Leith Hill beauty spot.
The operator of the Wressle oil site near Scunthorpe has confirmed it no longer plans to use acidisation to improve production.
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.