UK Oil & Gas was back at the High Court this morning in what could be the final hearing in its long-running attempt to restrict protests outside its sites.
A temporary injunction against protests granted to an oil company could be made permanent within weeks – but in a radically-reduced form from the original.
A group of campaigners will argue at the High Court tomorrow (2/4/2020) that an oil company’s injunction against protest is “unlawful, unfair and breaches the rights to free speech”.
Lawyers for five opponents of oil and gas operations in southern England have applied to the High Court to strike out an interim injunction granted to UKOG against protests at its sites.
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.
Cuadrilla has secured a 40-day injunction against protests at its fracking site near Blackpool.
Residents of a village near Worksop, where INEOS wants to drill a shale gas well, are planning a protest next week against the company’s proposals and a legal action it has taken against demonstrators.
The INEOS injunction against protests over shale gas exploration is to be challenged by a second campaigner when it comes to the High Court tomorrow (Tuesday 12 September).
The shale company IGas has raised questions about its ability to operate as a going concern.