The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it had granted a new permit for the oil exploration site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
The company behind oil exploration near Leith Hill in Surrey has submitted three new planning applications for the site.
A group of senior geologists has called for an immediate moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the area of Surrey affected by 12 earthquakes in the past four months.
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.