Angus Energy’s plans to test the flow of oil at its well at Balcombe in West Sussex are now open for public comment.
Angus Energy has announced the start of its seven-day well test at the Balcombe oil well in West Sussex.
About 50 people from the West Sussex village of Balcombe joined a protest this morning against imminent tests at a nearby oil site.
Updated 17 September 2018 with more information on the injunction. Balcombe Parish Council reports this morning that Angus Energy has been granted a High Court injunction against protests at the oil site in the village.
Updated 13 September 2018 Angus Energy is now expected to begin a long-awaited flow test of the oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex in the last week of September. But this date depends on the company meeting conditions set by the Environment Agency.
11th July 2014 Cuadrilla has again confirmed to Balcombe Parish Council that it does not plan to frack at Balcombe “now or in the future”. The company was responding to a letter, written three years ago by one of its directors to the Department of Energy and Climate […]
29th April 2014 The planning committee of West Sussex County Council has approved the application by Cuadrilla to flow test its oil well at Balcombe. This is despite 900 objections and a call by a village group to delay the vote on the application. The council’s strategic planning […]
18/2/14 Frack Free Balcombe Residents’ Association has responded to an interview (reported here last week) by Shale World with the village’s parish council chair Alison Stevenson. The full response is posted below from FFBRA’s latest newsletter. Community benefit FFBRA challenged Alison’s Stevenson’s suggestion that Balcombe could receive £80,000 from […]
Cuadrilla has written to Balcombe residents telling them it has no plans ever to frack its oil exploration well on the edge of village. The letter, signed by company Chief Executive, Francis Egan, says the oil-bearing rocks below the site at Lower Stumble are naturally fractured. Mr Egan […]
The trial is due to begin today (7/1/14) of the first people arrested at the protests against Cuadrilla’s oil exploration operation in Balcombe. Eleven environmental campaigners were arrested on July 26th 2013, the second day of the blockade of Cuadrilla’s site at Lower Stumble. They are all charged […]