The Australian businessman behind the company drilling an exploratory well at Horse Hill, near Horley, says the site could yield 80 million barrels of oil and 160 billion cubic feet of gas, worth £2 billion. Speaking on BBC Radio Surrey this morning, David Lenigas, of Horse Hill Developments […]
Events about fracking and onshore oil and gas during October 2014. Updated weekly. Sunday, 05 October 2014 Picnic at Horse Hill drilling site, 2pm, Horse Hill, near Horley, RH6 0RB Details
The government has appointed Professor John Loughhead, head of the UK Energy Research Centre, as the new Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. He replaces Sir David MacKay.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world. Ineos plans to give 6% of gross profits to landowners and communities Government to allow underground drilling without consent – despite 99%+ opposition to consultation Environment […]
Environmental campaigners and Scotland’s energy minister have criticised the government for ignoring opposition and going ahead with plans to change the trespass laws in favour of shale gas drilling. An industry group said the decision would pave the way for shale gas development in the UK.
The government is going ahead with plans to change the trespass law to give underground access to oil and gas drilling companies, despite more than 40,000 objections.
West Sussex County Council has confirmed it will debate a motion to declare the county a Frack Free Zone at its next full council meeting.