People living around the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport have protested about long-term drilling and production plans.
Edgon Resources confirmed this afternoon it had begun drilling its oil exploration well at Biscathorpe, near Louth in Lincolnshire.
Cuadrilla has applied for permission to store and handle oil at its exploration well site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Opponents of plans by IGas to test its well at Ellesmere Port say more than 2,200 people have objected to the scheme, due to be decided later this month.
Cuadrilla has been allowed to change controls on fracking and flaring at its shale gas site near Blackpool.
Cuadrilla’s bid to change rules for Lancs shale gas site raises concerns about “intensified fracking”
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is being urged to explain why it is seeking changes to the environmental permit for its site near Blackpool.
A public consultation has opened into an environmental permit application for the Horse Hill oil exploration site in Surrey.