For the first time since 1935, no onshore oil or gas wells were drilled in a calendar year, according to 2021 data from the industry regulator.
2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
IGas has announced it will not appeal against the recent refusal of planning permission at its shale gas site in Misson, Nottinghamshire. The wellpad will now be restored.
IGas has confirmed it has relinquished the Tinker Lane shale gas licence in Nottinghamshire and written off £10m in exploration costs. But the company said it was continuing to work with regulators and government to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
The would-be fracking company, IGas, has announced an agreement with CeraPhi Energy to develop geothermal energy projects using existing oil and gas wells.
Opponents of shale gas have welcomed the refusal by Nottinghamshire County Council of an application by IGas for more time at its exploratory drilling site at Misson Springs. More details here.
Nottinghamshire’s only remaining shale gas site has been ordered to be restored.
Nottinghamshire planners are recommending IGas should be given three more years to evaluate shale gas at a site near the village of Misson.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in autumn 2021 affecting the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in spring 2021 affecting the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.