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.
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.
Opponents of fracking in Nottinghamshire have called for stricter planning controls on future shale gas development in the county.
IGas is to apply to extend its planning permission at the shale gas site at Misson Springs in north Nottinghamshire.
A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.
Eric Walton has been photographing the IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire since construction work began in spring 2018.
IGas has confirmed that restoration is now underway at its first shale gas site in the East Midlands.
Oil and gas companies have been given more time to carry out work in 10 English licence areas.