A wide-ranging review of the onshore petroleum licensing system in Northern Ireland is underway, the economy minister, Diane Dodds, said this afternoon.
The government’s controversial Brexit legislation could override the wishes of people in Scotland and Northern Ireland on fracking, MPs have warned.
The petroleum licence which saw drilling for oil in Woodburn Forest in Northern Ireland has been relinquished.
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.
DrillOrDrop’s digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world.
Police in Northern Ireland arrested a man during a protest today against exploratory drilling at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus.
Summary of recent activity on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including applications, consents and withdrawals.
The chairman of Rathlin Energy, David Montagu-Smith, said yesterday his company would give up its drilling licence in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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Northern Ireland’s environment minister officially said no to fracking today but he did not impose a moratorium or permanent ban. Mark H Durkan included a presumption against unconventional hydrocarbon extraction in the Strategic Planning Policy Statement, a new guide for the planning system.