The exploration company, UK Oil and Gas, has applied for a wide-reaching injunction against anti-drilling protests at sites in West Sussex and Surrey.
Planners in the North York Moors appealed to INEOS to abandon plans to explore for shale gas under the national park. But according to minutes of a meeting last month INEOS refused.
UK Oil and Gas Investments Plc announced this morning it was not seeking a time extension of an exploration licence, off the south west coast of the Isle of Wight.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, announced today it had spent a total of £6.8m in the Lancashire economy in the past two years. But new figures show the cost of policing outside the company’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool reached almost £6m for a single year.
Church of England has no official policy on fracking and is not seeking shale gas applications, parliament told
Fracking Week in Parliament The Church of England has no formal policy on fracking and no plans to use its land for shale gas exploration, a senior official told parliament last week.
Update on Europa’s drilling plans near Leith Hill: new consultation, permit petition and extended injunction
A new year and a new public consultation is underway in the long-running attempt by Europa to explore for oil near Leith Hill in Surrey.
Villagers opposed to drilling for oil in a remote part of the South Downs have accused regulators of a lack of robustness in handling the licence near their homes.
Volunteers with gardening tools gathered outside the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex yesterday (Saturday 23 December) to mark what they said should have been the end of flow-testing.
Appeals by INEOS over two shale gas planning applications are to be heard at public inquiries. The company said its proposals for exploration wells in the villages of Marsh Lane, Derbyshire, and Harthill, south Yorkshire, had not been decided within a reasonable time. It is appealing against non-determination. […]