Updated 16 May 2018 A convoy of equipment needed to begin drilling at the IGas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire arrived yesterday.
Two of the UK’s leading shale gas companies have been given another four years to drill an exploration well in the Chester area to meet their commitments to the Government.
IGas announced today it was withdrawing investment from 10 oil and gas licences in the East Midlands, southern England and north east Scotland.
The exploration company, IGas, has been accused of wasting public money by appealing against the refusal of planning permission to test its well at Ellesmere Port.
Five women were arrested in the past week in protests outside the IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.
IGas declared a profit of £15.5m in 2017, after two previous years of loss.
IGas has confirmed the first shale gas well it plans to drill in north Nottingham will be at the Springs Road site at Misson. Drilling was expected to start in mid 2018.