Updated 27/11/2018 New rules came into force today which could delay production from the Kimmeridge oil well at Angus Energy’s site at Brockham in Surrey.
Campaigners in southern England have criticised what they say is a “gaping hole” in the regulations covering the use of acid on oil sites.
Advertising watchdog accepts campaign statement that “fracking is incompatible with tackling climate change”
A campaign website which said fracking was incompatible with tackling climate change did not break the advertising code, the watchdog has said.
A local campaign group is raising money to pay for air and water monitoring at an oil site in the Surrey greenbelt because it says the work is not being done by the environmental regulator.
A resident’s group in Surrey has discovered a loophole in oil and gas regulations that allow some wells to be stimulated or used for reinjection without specific controls.
Another report commissioned by opponents of oil exploration, has criticised plans by Europa to drill near Leith Hill in Surrey.
The Environment Agency has said it is considering granting a permit for oil exploration at the Bury Hill Wood site, near Leith Hill in Surrey. But before reaching a final decision, the organisation says it wants to consult the public.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament, new Derbyshire MP backs local opposition to INEOS shale drilling plans and ministers are quizzed on risks to groundwater, liability of shale gas companies, staffing of regulators and the government’s shale gas team and the Government’s assessment of the Medact report.
Plans to produce oil at a site in the South Downs could pose an unacceptable risk to a nearby source of drinking water, the Environment Agency has said.
New questions have been raised about whether drilling for oil should be allowed in an area of the South Downs that feeds a source of drinking water.