Celtique Energie’s withdrawal from oil and gas licences has continued with the announcement today that it has sold more interests in the East Midlands.
The organisation representing owners and managers of more than half the rural land in England and Wales has accused INEOS of damaging goodwill by taking the National Trust to court.
Five women were arrested in the past week in protests outside the IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.
IGas has confirmed the first shale gas well it plans to drill in north Nottingham will be at the Springs Road site at Misson. Drilling was expected to start in mid 2018.
A Nottinghamshire oil site has run out of time to drill any wells, even though it has been granted five consecutive planning consents.
A shale gas company seeking to do tests on council land will have waited at least a year by the time it gets a decision.
IGas expects to submit a new planning application in north west England by the end of the year and to begin construction soon at its East Midlands shale gas sites.