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.
IGas said results from its Springs Road exploration well in Nottinghamshire were “highly encouraging” and a “step forward for shale gas development in the east midlands”.
Policing at two IGas shale gas sites in Nottinghamshire has cost nearly a million pounds, campaigners have revealed.
Nottinghamshire planners are supporting proposals to drill for gas from an abandoned colliery near Rufford Abbey.