Researchers have discovered significant emissions of methane, the powerful and invisible greenhouse gas, at onshore oil sites across England.
The oil and gas company, IGas, has continued its move into alternative energies with an announcement of plans to build solar farms.
Key figures Barrels of oil per day (bopd): 14,154
Proposals by Rathlin Energy for 20 years of oil production and six new wells at its West Newton-A site in East Yorkshire have been supported by council officials.
A new report published today shows that the UK has increased its oil and gas production since declaring a climate emergency in 2019.
UK onshore oil production on all measures rose in May 2021 compared with previous months but it failed to return to the level of the start of the year.
The UK’s largest producing onshore oil producer lost more than £100m last year, according to company accounts.
Time runs out today for Ineos at a second shale gas site in England.
Campaigners against fossil fuel extraction have called for a block on UK oil and gas developments following the latest scientific report on climate change, published this morning.
One of the backers of plans for long-term production in the Lincolnshire Wolds has said the carbon intensity of oil from the site would be below the UK onshore average.