Ten residents of the West Sussex village of Balcombe have demanded their names be removed from the latest report of the Task Force on Shale Gas because they say it looks as if they endorse the conclusions.
Dart Energy’s trouble-hit plans to test drill for coal bed methane at Dudleston Heath in Shropshire now look doomed. The licence giving access to the proposed site at Brooklands Farm has lapsed and campaigners who blockaded the entrance have begun dismantling their protection camp. The local opposition group, […]
Council officers are recommending approval of plans for another exploratory gas well in Holderness, East Yorkshire.
Campaigners in West Sussex are working against the clock to save a historic bridge which was a key defence in the fight against a proposed oil well. They have three weeks to collect about 2,000 signatures to force county councillors to debate the future of Boxal Bridge, between […]
The exploratory oil well planned for Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst in West Sussex, is likely be drilled in spring 2015, according to information for investors. The cost of drilling is estimated at $5m (£3.17m) and, under a deal with the UK government, the well would secure the future […]
The companies with a stake in the Horse Hill exploratory drilling well near Horley, in Surrey, have announced they found evidence of oil at the weekend.
7th May 2014 Celtique Energie has told residents near its proposed exploratory oil well at Kirdford and Wisborough Green that it has revised its plans to reduce lorry traffic and the impact on the environment.
Kent County Council has confirmed Coastal Oil and Gas has withdrawn three planning applications for exploratory boreholes at Shepherdswell, Eythorne and Guston near Dover. In a letter to East Kent Against Fracking, the council said the company, which says it wants to explore for coal bed methane, would […]
Campaigners opposed to Cuadrilla’s exploration site at Balcombe joined opponents of fracking from across the UK in writing a letter of protest to David Cameron. The letter included the views of people from areas being targeted by companies which want to exploit unconventional oil and gas. One section […]
Bloomberg reports that Britain’s water companies plan to discount the cost of water to fracking companies. Southern Water says its rate for the biggest customers is 25% less than for homes and this would apply to shale drillers, though none have applied. United Utilities will also offer lower […]