The energy minister who promotes economic benefits of shale gas has not visited a site, she said this week. She also appears to have back-tracked on hints that she might relax rules on earthquakes induced by fracking.
A resident from Harthill in South Yorkshire is bringing a legal challenge over the decision to approve exploratory drilling by Ineos in the village.
Government proposals to make changes to the planning rules for shale gas and fracking are to come under scrutiny at a meeting of MPs next month.
Security guards and specialist rescue staff worked through the night to remove campaigners from a protest camp near the Horse Hill oil exploration site in Surrey.
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Live news updates from the meeting of West Sussex County Council’s planning committee discussing the application by UK Oil & Gas for its Broadford Bridge oil exploration site.
Horse Hill Portland oil tests “exceed expectations” – long-term production application expected soon, says UKOG
Results of well testing at the Horse Hill oil exploration site in Surrey have exceeded expectations, the leading investor said this afternoon.
DrillOrDrop investigates the costs of a long-running planning battle over Surrey oil drilling plans which ended suddenly last week.