Three key areas account for most of the first new onshore licences to explore for oil and gas announced today by the government. Of the 27 unveiled at lunchtime, eight are in Lincolnshire, nine in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire, and four between Sheffield and Leeds.
Within the past few minutes, the government released a map of the new onshore oil and gas licences. Link to the map More details soon
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 19th June 2015. Post-abandonment monitoring Waste water treatment Fracking revenues for Lancashire Exploration licences and planning approval With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com
The operator of tthe Horse Hill oil well, near Horley, in Surrey, has applied for a one-year extension to its drilling licence.
The anti-fracking campaigner and journalist, Paul Mobbs, was arrested yesterday under the highways section of the Terrorism Act for blocking the entrance to Downing Street.
18/2/14 The South Downs National Park Authority is to tell the government that no more oil or gas licences should be sold in protected landscapes. The comment will be part of the authority’s response to a government consultation on the next round of Petroleum Development and Exploration Licences […]
10/2/14 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions on: Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency inspections at Balcombe and other sites Monitoring methane emissions Costs of regulations Production and development licences Common liabilities fund Disposal of fluid into the Manchester Ship Canal With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 6/2/14 Question […]