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.
A bid to allow gas fields in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire to operate until 2035 is now likely to be approved after a government ruling.
The government has no plans to extend the moratorium on fracking to other forms of well stimulation, correspondence has revealed.
Angus Energy announced this morning it expected to submit a planning application next week for onsite gas processing at its Saltfleetby field in Lincolnshire.
The Environment Agency has approved changes to the rules for a well test at the West Newton-A oil and gas site in East Yorkshire, partner companies reported this morning.