The government has refused costs to UK Oil & Gas plc in its successful appeal over gas exploration near Dunsfold in Surrey.
The government has now missed its own deadline by two years for decisions on shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire.
A group of backbench Conservatives has urged the government to ease the planning laws on shale gas schemes.
A group of MPs has launched an inquiry into how the UK can phase out fossil fuel use more quickly.
The former Conservative leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt, said today it was “extraordinary” that the UK, with its net zero target, was even thinking about plans to drill for gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
Opponents of fossil fuel extraction in Surrey have set up a climate camp on land proposed for gas exploration.
Time runs out today for Ineos at a second shale gas site in England.
The public inquiry into plans to explore for gas in Surrey closed this morning with final arguments.
The public inquiry into plans by UKOG to explore for gas in Surrey heard today that felling in a key area of woodland is to begin within weeks, contradicting evidence from the company.
A proposed gas exploration site near the Surrey village of Dunsfold could be there for years, even though the planning application is for 36 months, a public inquiry has heard.