People have until the end of this week to respond to proposals to extend the life of the West Newton-B oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
The former Conservative leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt, said today it was “extraordinary” that the UK, with its net zero target, was even thinking about plans to drill for gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
Opponents of controversial gas drilling plans near the Surrey village of Dunsfold say they will put their toes on the line to show that large lorries will be forced to break the law when visiting the proposed site.
The company behind rejected oil production plans in the Lincolnshire Wolds has now applied to extend the life of another site for a third time.
Key figures Daily production: 14,070 barrels of oil per day (bopd) Weight: 57,122 tonnes Volume: 69,346m3 Volume of onshore as a proportion of UK total oil production: 1.88%
Campaigners said this morning that a climate camp on land proposed for gas exploration in Surrey had been cleared by bailiffs.
The councillor responsible for environmental issues on the Isle of Wight has come out against plans to drill for oil, due to be decided tomorrow.
Opponents of fossil fuel extraction in Surrey have set up a climate camp on land proposed for gas exploration.
Officials back Isle of Wight oil drilling at Arreton – “economic benefits outweigh environmental harm”
Proposals to explore for oil on farmland on the Isle of Wight have been supported by council planners despite potential environmental harm.
Councillors on the Isle of Wight will decide later this month whether to give the go-ahead for oil exploration at Arreton.