UK Oil & Gas confirmed today it had more time to drill in two southern England exploration licences, where no work has yet been carried out.
Cuadrilla confirmed today that it would be seeking more time to drill and frack at its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
Oil and gas companies have been given more time to carry out work in 10 English licence areas.
A 74-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman become the first people to be arrested outside the Egdon Resources oil exploration site at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire.
This post has live updates from the meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Council which is discussing Rathlin Energy’s application for three more years to operate its West Newton-A oil and gas site north of Hull.
Campaigners against drilling for oil and gas in East Yorkshire are urging councillors to refuse permission for another three years at a well site in the county.
Council planners have recommended the West Newton-A gas exploration site in East Yorkshire should be allowed to continue until 2021.