UK onshore oil production fell to a seven-year low in 2018, according to official data.
Owners of fracking sites may be liable for the clean-up if project backers go out of business, MPs said in a report published today.
People living around the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport have protested about long-term drilling and production plans.
Weekend long read: Promises, promises. Will operators meet their drilling commitments and does it matter?
Time is running out for UK onshore oil and gas companies that were awarded exploration licences in the most recent government licensing round.
Keith Taylor MEP (second left) with opponents of oil drilling at the Horse Hill site near Horley. Photo: Office of Keith Taylor MEP Events in February 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning.
Summary of recent activity and expected operations at key sites, including applications, decisions, company plans and licence changes.
In the week that IGas confirmed its Tinker Lane well had missed the Bowland shale, campaigner Ben Dean investigates the high failure rate of UK onshore oil and gas licences in the past two decades.
The Health and Safety Executive has reported that Tony Almond, who worked on onshore oil and gas policy, has died following a heart attack.
40+ events in December about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning. Government challenge in two High Court hearings IGas and Angus Energy go to court over protest injunctions Climate protests and petition hand-in to Downing Street Training workshop Rallies, meetings, film screening, fundraisers
The company behind the Horse Hill exploration site near Gatwick Airport has released details of plans to drill four more wells to produce oil for 20 years.