Drilling for gas near a Surrey village will be funded by another company, the operator has announced.
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Angus Energy says its gas field at Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire is “on track for re-commissioning” in December2021.
Four people who took part in a protest at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey in June have said their actions have been vindicated after charges were dropped.
Official documents confirm that an Ineos company has been awarded permits to drill the Texas shale.
Angus Energy has said it is in talks to sell its stake in an oil production licence in Surrey after revealing that a controversial sidetrack well was unlikely to flow commercially without extra stimulation.
Who pays for clean-ups and decommissioning if an onshore operator goes bust? It’s a question that is concerning MPs and landowners. In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Ben Dean, looks at the rules for decommissioning and argues for tougher controls.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, who resigned last night, had more than twice as many appointments with business than residents, according to government records. But we won’t know what she discussed with fracking companies because she reportedly deleted emails and meeting notes.
The shale gas industry was warned today it must tackle the problem of who pays for decommissioning if the operator goes out of business.
The expected planning application for four production wells at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick has been published.