A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
Update: Record-level earthquake in Newdigate, Surrey – calls for reopening of inquiry into links to oil industry
The strongest earth tremor so far in the latest swarm in the Newdigate area of Surrey was felt across southern England early this morning.
Rathlin Energy has given notice that work could start next week at its exploration site in East Yorkshire.
A 0.8 magnitude earth tremor was recorded today near Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road on the edge of Blackpool.
Mole Valley District Council has called for local oil and gas operations to stop if they are implicated in the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey.
The oil company, Egdon Resources, should get another three years to drill an exploration well at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire, planners have recommended.
The company waiting to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire has received an official warning about operations at the site.