The government is planning to review rules designed to reduce the risk of earthquakes from fracking operations, a civil servant said this morning.
Celtique Energie’s chief executive Geoff Davies said last week it appeared that oil and gas operators were being “deliberately prevented from exploring in south east England”. He was responding to the refusal of his company’s planning application to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst in the South […]
Cuadrilla gets extension to its Balcombe exploration licence – but stands to lose neighbouring licence
5th June 2014 The Department of Energy and Climate Change has confirmed it has extended Cuadrilla’s licence for oil exploration and production in the area which includes Balcombe in West Sussex. But the company is likely to lose its licence for the adjoining area, around Heathfield and the […]
30th May 2014 This week, Cuadrilla announced it had submitted a planning application to hydraulically fracture up to four wells at one of its sites in Lancashire. But what are the company’s plans for southern England? Cuadrilla recently gained planning permission to test the oil exploration well it […]
23rd April 2014 There are 84 oil and gas wells in Sussex, many of them abandoned long ago. Could they become the next sites for hydraulic fracturing? One anti-fracking organisation thinks they could.