Rathlin Energy has confirmed it cannot begin work on its second oil and gas site at West Newton, north of Hull, until there has been an archaeological survey of what could be an ancient village.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
If the UK government’s moratorium on fracking is lifted in the future, shale gas companies are likely to face an extra challenge in North Yorkshire.
This post has news updates from the second day of the public inquiry into Egdon Resources’ plans for 15 years of oil and gas production at its site at Wressle in north Lincolnshire.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.
Environmental campaigners are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to less publicised techniques used by the oil and gas industry.
As the government announces a second moratorium on fracking because of earth tremor risks, DrillOrDrop looks back at key events in the past eight years. Please let us know about any important headlines we have missed.