Environmental campaigners are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to less publicised techniques used by the oil and gas industry.
Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.
Cuadrilla confirmed today that it would be seeking more time to drill and frack at its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
Britain’s biggest shale gas company told officials it needed more time to carry out agreed work on a drilling licence in Greater Manchester.
Councillors relax some conditions on Cuadrilla’s Becconsall shale gas site – but refuse other changes
Councillors in Lancashire have increased the rig height and the noise limit for restoration work at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near the Ribble Estuary. But they refused the company’s request for longer working hours and an extended finish date.
Rathlin Energy has described the discovery of gas at its exploratory wellsite at West Newton in East Yorkshire as “very encouraging”.