Angus Energy has said it will seek a five-year extension to its oil production licence at Brockham in Surrey.
Oil and gas companies have been warned by their regulator to stop “navel gazing” and do much more to solve the challenges of climate change.
The government has given some details of what would be needed to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2019 was up slightly on 2018, which was a 68-year low for the industry. This year, operators spudded (began drilling) four, or possibly five wells, depending on how you count your wells.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
Angus Energy has outlined plans for the Saltfleetby gas site in Lincolnshire after approval of its acquisition of a 51% stake.
Cuadrilla has confirmed that it has finished the flow test on its second horizontal shale gas well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool.