DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in summer 2022 involving the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
For a second time, opponents and supporters of plans for expansion at an oil site in East Yorkshire have put their cases to councillors.
The prime minster has said the UK wants to phase out hydrocarbons completely and as quickly as possible.
The government is seeking views on setting a low-carbon standard for blue hydrogen.
An official order could block plans by a former fracking company to use gas wells in North Yorkshire to test alternative technologies.
Emissions from flares – including climate-damaging methane – could be underestimated, according to new research published today.
A drilling licence in Lincolnshire remains one of the UK’s largest untested onshore prospects, Union Jack said today, even though the most recent well was suspended without finding oil or gas.
Who pays for clean-ups and decommissioning if an onshore operator goes bust? It’s a question that is concerning MPs and landowners. In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Ben Dean, looks at the rules for decommissioning and argues for tougher controls.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it had granted a new permit for the oil exploration site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Researchers meeting in Birmingham this week are to discuss a major study which aims to update evidence on the impact of fracking.