The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has refused to renew a lease of land for oil drilling in Surrey because of the damage it could do to ancient woodland.
Europa Oil and Gas, the company behind oil drilling near the Leith Hill beauty spot in Surrey, announced this morning it was pulling out of the site.
The company behind oil exploration near Leith Hill in Surrey has submitted three new planning applications for the site.
Europa Oil and Gas has withdrawn all the proposals for managing lorries delivering to its exploratory drilling site near Leith Hill in Surrey.
Egdon Resources has confirmed it has made a new planning application for its Wressle oil site near Scunthorpe.
The exploration company. UKOG, announced this morning it had suspended its well at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex, after describing observed oil flows as likely to be “sub-commercial”.
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.