UK Oil & Gas plc announced this morning it has relinquished an oil exploration licence near Dorking in Surrey, which included a controversial site near the Leith Hill beauty spot.
A 71-year-old grandmother walking 100 miles to raise money for a legal challenge to onshore oil production has beaten her £3,500 target.
Europa Oil & Gas announced this morning it was transferring operation of the oil exploration licence around Leith Hill, near Dorking in Surrey.
The exploration company behind failed plans to drill for oil near Leith Hill in the Surrey Hills has announced an annual loss of £2.88m. This is up from a loss of £721,000 in the previous 12 months.
Environmental campaigners are counting on protesters and senior judges to protect hard-fought rights which they say are under threat from powerful and wealthy onshore oil and gas companies.
Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site grabbed the attention of readers during 2018. Seven of the 10 most-read posts on DrillOrDrop in the past 12 months were about activities or protests at the site. Also in the top 10 posts with readers were Europa’s surprise announcement that it was […]
Climate activists hung a nine-metre banner from the atrium of the Environment Agency in Bristol in a protest against fracking.
Europa Oil & Gas, the company blocked last week from drilling near the Leith Hill beauty spot, began clearing the site today.
DrillOrDrop investigates the costs of a long-running planning battle over Surrey oil drilling plans which ended suddenly last week.
In this week’s listings Westminster debate and rally on changes to planning rules for shale gas; Europa returns to the High Court for Leith Hill injunction hearing; West Sussex County Council planning decision meeting on Broadford Bridge; Fossil fuels lecture; Plus meetings, deadlines, information events and gatherings.