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 collects together studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on 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.
The Environment Agency begins a public consultation on an environmental permit application for the coal bed methane production site at Doe Green
2016 saw the first approvals for high volume hydraulic fracturing in the UK since fracking caused small earthquakes in Lancashire in 2011.