IGas has been granted extra time for exploration work in six oil and gas licences awarded three years ago.
Eric Walton has been photographing the IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire since construction work began in spring 2018.
This month, Cuadrilla began fracking its second well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. 12 days later it was ordered to stop after causing the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor.
IGas has confirmed that restoration is now underway at its first shale gas site in the East Midlands.
The decisions on appeals on the IGas site at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and Ineos plans for Woodsetts are likely to be more than six months away, it emerged today.
Residents of the Surrey village of Dunsfold received letters yesterday from a second company that wants to drill for oil and gas in their neighbourhood.
IGas has announced a new drilling site in the Weald in southern England with plans for up to two exploration and appraisal wells.
Will Cuadrilla resume fracking this month at Preston New Road in Lancashire? Will drilling begin at Horse Hill in Surrey? Will IGas announce plans for Springs Road in Nottinghamshire?
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
IGas said results from its Springs Road exploration well in Nottinghamshire were “highly encouraging” and a “step forward for shale gas development in the east midlands”.