The Environment Agency is being urged to oppose oil drilling plans on the Isle of Wight after its leader said “fast thinking” was needed to tackle climate change.
The energy minister has confirmed that a small-scale form of fracking, planned for a site in Lincolnshire, is not covered by the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
Angus Energy reports it has raised £1.5m in a placing of 150 million ordinary shares.
A key document needed to allow small-scale fracking at Wressle in north Lincolnshire has not yet been approved.
A second consultation began today on plans by UK Oil & Gas to drill for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight.
In this guest post, campaigner and researcher Ben Dean investigates official orders to decommission gas wells in North Yorkshire.
Fracking opponents have called for a countdown to restoration at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool after the company gave up consents to key operations.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has left its headquarters in Lancashire after nearly five years and moved to serviced offices near Manchester Airport.
The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has confirmed that it has extended Angus Energy’s licence at Brockham in Surrey until spring next year.
A consultation on plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has closed with an estimated 1,700+ objections. But two key organisations – the Environment Agency and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) partnership – have not objected to the scheme.