The prime minister repeatedly said fracking must be with local consent when she was interviewed about fracking this morning by BBC Radio Lancashire. But she refused to rule it out in the county.
Ineos Upstream, the company holding the largest number of shale gas licences in England, declared a loss of £3.679m in 2021. This was up more than 60% on the loss of £2.279m the year before.
The oil and gas company, IGas, announced today it is to explore geothermal energy sites in Cornwall.
Surrey planners are recommending approval of plans by UK Oil & Gas to explore for gas near Dunsfold when the proposal is considered a second time next week.
An investigation is underway following complaints about a council meeting that refused consent for drilling in Surrey.
Dunsfold residents have welcomed a county council vote to refuse plans to drill near their Surrey village.
Operators of a third of the UK’s newest onshore shale gas licences have been given more time for exploration.
The decision on plans to drill two wells near a Surrey village has been delayed.
The inquiry into Ineos drilling plans goes into its second week this morning with evidence expected on noise and a proposed acoustic barrier.
Landowners on the edge of the Mendip hills in Somerset have been approached by an oil and gas explorer, who wants to test for hydrocarbons.