Angus Energy announced in the past hour that it had received approval from the Oil & Gas Authority allowing it to produce oil from a side-track well drilled earlier this year.
Angus Energy told investors this morning it was seeking the go-ahead for on-site power generation at its Brockham oil site in Surrey.
Consultations are underway into plans by Egdon Resources to produce oil, and possibly gas, from its Wressle well near Scunthorpe.
A committee of MPs has suggested the government policy of increased use of gas fired power stations will make it hard for the UK to meet carbon reduction targets by 2030.
Professor Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, gave evidence to the inquiry today against Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Here are the key points from his evidence:
An anti-fracking campaigner has failed in an attempt to censure Third Energy over claims about its history in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.
A group in Balcombe in West Sussex, scene of some of the UK’s biggest anti-fracking protests, has won approval for a solar farm that would supply the village and its neighbour with all their electricity.
George Osborne told MPs yesterday Britain would be “condemned” to higher energy bills and fewer jobs if it turned its back on fracking.
Who says it will? Michael Fallon, Minister for Energy and Business “The potential prize is huge: cheaper bills for everybody” (31/7/13) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10213985/The-potential-prize-from-fracking-is-huge.html Prime Minister, David Cameron Fracking has “real potential to drive energy bills down”. (11/8/13) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10236664/We-cannot-afford-to-miss-out-on-shale-gas.html Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne “This is a major new energy source […]