The former Conservative leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt, said today it was “extraordinary” that the UK, with its net zero target, was even thinking about plans to drill for gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
Rathlin Energy’s plans for expansion and production at its West Newton-A site have been published online.
Opponents of controversial gas drilling plans near the Surrey village of Dunsfold say they will put their toes on the line to show that large lorries will be forced to break the law when visiting the proposed site.
Rathlin Energy is planning up to 90 weeks of 24-hours-a-day drilling at one of its wellsites in East Yorkshire.
Plans for new drilling and long-term oil production at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey cleared another hurdle today.
The access to a proposed oil exploration site on the Isle of Wight is being moved to address concerns from highways officials.
Plans by UK Oil & Gas to explore for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight should be refused because they may be a hazard to road users, highway officials have recommended.
A plan for lorry access to the Horse Hill oil site would threaten road safety and disturb local people, the Weald Action Group has complained.
Lorries delivering to the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey will be told not to cross the central white line of the road as they pull into the entrance.
The oil company, Egdon Resources, should get another three years to drill an exploration well at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire, planners have recommended.