UK onshore oil production on all measures rose in May 2021 compared with previous months but it failed to return to the level of the start of the year.
Climate campaigners blockaded an entrance to the UK’s largest oil refinery, at Fawley in Hampshire today.
The largest holder of oil and gas acreage in south-east England is seeking to add to its assets.
Views are being sought on applications for environmental permits at 15 established oil and gas sites across the UK.
David Lenigas is retiring as chairman of UK Oil and Gas Investments plc, one of the companies behind the Horse Hill exploratory oil well near Gatwick. He has been replaced by Steve Sanderson, who will remain as chief executive.