Decisions on shale gas schemes at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and Woodsetts in South Yorkshire will be issued within the next three months, the Planning Inspectorate has announced.
Events in January 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning Deadline for submission of inspectors’ reports on Woodsetts and Ellesmere Port public inquiries Closing date for comments on UKOG bid to extend consents at Broadford Bridge Possible decision dates for planning applications in […]
DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the possible action on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2020.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2019 was up slightly on 2018, which was a 68-year low for the industry. This year, operators spudded (began drilling) four, or possibly five wells, depending on how you count your wells.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
For the first time, an injunction against protests at UK oil and gas sites is to be examined at a full trial at the High Court.
Two women who took part in a lock-on protest during an anti-fracking demonstration outside the IGas shale gas site at Misson in Nottinghamshire have been found not guilty of obstruction.