INEOS has confirmed it will begin seismic surveys for shale gas next month in parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough.
The industry organisation, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, has urged the Scottish government to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
There are two more days left to comment on future planning policy for oil and gas exploration and production in West Sussex and the South Downs National Park.
The first bid for shale gas exploration in Derbyshire will not need a formal environmental impact assessment, the county council confirmed today.
The government published information today on what shale gas companies need to do to get final go-ahead to frack.
This round-up looks at recent studies, briefings and reports on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on acidising, methane emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economics of fossil fuels, impacts of noise on health and dealing with waste.
The company behind plans to produce oil at Wressle near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire is to appeal against a refusal of planning permission.