IGas is seeking to extend the life of two small Nottinghamshire oil sites until 2031.
2020 was a frack free year in the UK because the shale gas industry failed to persuade ministers to lift blocks on the process.
The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has confirmed that it has extended Angus Energy’s licence at Brockham in Surrey until spring next year.
An oil exploration site in Lincolnshire, where only limited work has been carried out since 2014, will be allowed to operate for another 16 months.
Egdon Resources is seeking to extend its planning consent for oil exploration at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire for another year.
Operators of a third of the UK’s newest onshore shale gas licences have been given more time for exploration.
An oil company should be given another two years to decide whether its site in West Sussex is viable, planners recommended today.
Campaigners who fought Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool for nearly five years are now questioning the company’s motives for another site a mile away.
Angus Energy has said it will seek a five-year extension to its oil production licence at Brockham in Surrey.
Operators of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex are seeking a third extension of planning permission – this time to allow for drilling at other sites.