The expected planning application for four production wells at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick has been published.
The leading company behind exploration at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick said total production from the flow test so far had reached nearly 14,000 barrels.
Campaigners in southern England have criticised what they say is a “gaping hole” in the regulations covering the use of acid on oil sites.
More than 20,000 people have signed a petition launched yesterday demanding a stop on shale oil production at Angus Energy’s Brockham site in Surrey.
A local campaign group is raising money to pay for air and water monitoring at an oil site in the Surrey greenbelt because it says the work is not being done by the environmental regulator.
The company behind oil exploration at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport has released further details of the extended well test currently underway.
A small oil well on the world heritage coast in Dorset is legally allowed to emit hundreds of tonnes of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, annually direct into the atmosphere.