Shale gas companies must show they have considered how drilling could affect old mining features in coalfield areas, according to revised advice on exploration plans.
Europa Oil and Gas is seeking more time to drill and test a well at its exploration site near Leith Hill in Surrey.
The head of Forest Enterprise in England has declined to meet Surrey residents and the local MEP to discuss concerns about oil drilling on the organisation’s land near Dorking.
The Welsh Government is consulting on its new policy to oppose fracking and any further oil and gas exploration.
A dozen onshore oil and gas licences, including one in Scotland, have been extended even though the operators have not met commitments to drill an exploration well.
A man who spent 10 hours on top of a rig lorry in protest to oil exploration has lost his appeal against conviction.
Angus Energy has announced that Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius has stepped down as its chairman following recent disclosures over share transfers.
Cyclists rode between oil drilling sites in the Weald of southern England to raise awareness of their concerns about pollution and industrialisation.
Residents have raised half the money they need to begin a legal challenge against the approval of shale gas drilling in the South Yorkshire village of Harthill.
Decisions about fracking lack legitimacy because the public perceive that decision-makers lack expertise. That’s a key finding of new research into how people likely to be affected by fracking see the process of deciding on shale gas proposals.