Lawyers for UK Oil & Gas said five women campaigners should be barred from trying to quash an injunction against protests at its sites in Surrey and Sussex.
A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.
Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk. Opponents of the scheme for 22 new wells and 14 new sites described the decision as “fantastic news”.
Events in March 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
Scottish government officials are suggesting that an inquiry into drilling for coal bed methane that closed six years ago should re-open.
Important sections of the injunction against protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool have been abandoned.
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.