Plans to test the Horse Hill exploratory oil well near Gatwick Airport came a step closer this week.
A bad—tempered meeting of 250 people in the North Yorkshire market town of Malton last night questioned the need and the desirability of fracking.
The Wildlife Trusts are urging the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, to extend the areas where fracking is banned. The appeal comes on the final day for comments to a government consultation on the latest round of oil and gas licences. The Wildlife Trusts, which has identified nearly 200 […]
The government’s consultation about how new oil and gas licences may affect the UK’s most important sites for wildlife appears to breach good practice guidelines – and has been criticised by a leading nature conservation organisation.
The latest government information shows five onshore oil and gas wells were completed in the UK in first half of 2015. This is two fewer than for the same time last year and four down on 2013.
What is it? The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has taken over some regulatory functions from the Department of Energy and Climate Change for the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry in the UK.
The operator of tthe Horse Hill oil well, near Horley, in Surrey, has applied for a one-year extension to its drilling licence.