A controversial operation to improve oil flow at a site in Lincolnshire has been successful, the operator said this morning.
Opponents of shale gas have welcomed the refusal by Nottinghamshire County Council of an application by IGas for more time at its exploratory drilling site at Misson Springs. More details here.
The licensing of thousands of square miles of English countryside for fracking five years ago has resulted in no wells and no oil or gas.
Final consent had not yet been granted for the stimulation of the Wressle oil well in North Lincolnshire, Union Jack Oil confirmed today. But the company announced that tests on wells at two West Newton sites in East Yorkshire were expected soon.
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The government has been asked what assessment it has made of the decision by Aurora Energy Resources to drop its plans to frack near Formby in Lancashire.
Plans by IGas to drill and frack for shale gas on Ince Marshes in Cheshire appear to have been shelved.
The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
A provisional date has been set for the decision on fracking plans in Lancashire – the first to be considered since the government announced a moratorium last year.
Cuadrilla’s leading investor, AJ Lucas, has failed to raise its target in a recent share offer.