Evaluation of a well is underway at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B site in East Yorkshire.
The government’s long-awaited Energy White Paper, published today, warned the oil and gas sector it “must go considerably faster in reducing its own carbon footprint or risk losing its social licence to operate”.
Redundant oil and gas wells could be used for geothermal energy, the would-be fracking company, IGas, said in an announcement this morning.
Lancashire shale gas will take longer to exploit than expected but the potential value remains, Cuadrilla’s chief executive told an Australian business newspaper today.
Images from Rathlin Energy’s new oil and gas exploration site in East Yorkshire suggest that site work is now underway.
Cuadrilla’s leading investor, AJ Lucas, has failed to raise its target in a recent share offer.
Egdon Resources has applied to increase noise limits and extend working hours at its exploratory oil site at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire.
An oil exploration well in one of the most sensitive parts of the country has lacked scrutiny because of legal loopholes.
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.