An onshore oil and gas licence in southern England moved into its production phase this week. But the operator has not yet drilled a well in the area that has been proved to be successful.
Oil and gas companies have been given more time to carry out work in 10 English licence areas.
Angus Energy has said it is in talks to sell its stake in an oil production licence in Surrey after revealing that a controversial sidetrack well was unlikely to flow commercially without extra stimulation.
An application for a licence to explore for shale gas in south west County Fermanagh has prompted questions and opposition among anti-fracking campaigners and local people.
Britain’s biggest shale gas company told officials it needed more time to carry out agreed work on a drilling licence in Greater Manchester.
As Ineos prepares to launch its sponsorship of Britain’s leading cycling team at next week’s Tour de Yorkshire, an opponent of the company’s fracking plans reports on his own ride through the region’s shale gas licences.
Investors in the West Newton oil and gas site north of Hull have announced that drilling is underway on a second well.