A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
Official documents confirm that an Ineos company has been awarded permits to drill the Texas shale.
Updated. IGas is demanding to know when the government will announce its decision on shale gas plans in Cheshire.
The government has delayed the result of the planning appeal over Ineos shale gas plans in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
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Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk.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”.