Nottinghamshire planners are supporting proposals to drill for gas from an abandoned colliery near Rufford Abbey.
Two anti-fracking campaigners locked themselves together this morning outside the IGas site at Springs Road in north Nottinghamshire.
IGas has confirmed its first shale gas well at Springs Road in north Nottinghamshire has reached its total depth of 3,500 metres and encountered all three targets.
IGas said this morning it had begun drilling its shale gas well at Misson Springs in north Nottinghamshire.
A mining geologist has called for the suspension of fracking for gas in the main shale areas of northern England because he says the rocks contain high concentrations of toxic heavy metals.
Images from the IGas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire this morning confirm that the company has begun demobilising and removing equipment.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.