Traffic has become one of the most contentious issues in planning decisions for onshore oil and gas. Recently, it was behind the refusals of permission for fracking at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire and a conventional well between the West Sussex villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green. It was […]
On 18th August 2015, the government announced the first set of oil and gas exploration licences to be awarded in England for seven years. The 27 licences are mainly in the east Midlands, south Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. But they also cover small areas in Lancashire and north Yorkshire. […]
Events, conferences and key dates this month on fracking and onshore oil and gas. Updated throughout the month as we hear about events. Please let us know if we’ve not included your dates by clicking here.
IGas announced it would submit a planning application to drill exploratory wells in Nottinghamshire in the next quarter. The company in its annual accounts released today said if it received consent it would expect to start drilling in the first half of next year.
Cuadrilla’s plans mean wellpads 3km apart and practically every metre of the Fylde fracked, say campaigners
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have published a map, which they say shows what the area would look like if Cuadrilla built its planned number of shale gas wellpads.
Lancashire County Council announced this afternoon it has extended again the time limit to agree Cuadrilla’s planning applications to frack for shale gas at two sites in the Fylde. The new deadline is 30th June 2015.
Nearly 1,000 of the 3,990+ candidates standing in the general election have made a formal promise to oppose fracking in their constituencies, according to the latest figures from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world including: The progress of the Infrastructure Bill The outcome of the judicial review of Cuadrilla’s planning permission at Balcombe Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in the Fylde […]
28th April 2014 Tomorrow the planning committee of West Sussex County Council discusses the application by Cuadrilla to test drill its well at Balcombe. It will consider a report by the council’s strategic planning manager, Mike Elkington, which recommends approval of the application. The committee will also hear […]
Cuadrilla has written to Balcombe residents telling them it has no plans ever to frack its oil exploration well on the edge of village. The letter, signed by company Chief Executive, Francis Egan, says the oil-bearing rocks below the site at Lower Stumble are naturally fractured. Mr Egan […]