This post has live news updates on the decision over proposals to explore for oil and gas near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey.
A planning application by UK Oil & Gas for an exploration site on the Isle of Wight was published online this afternoon.
Plans by IGas to drill and frack for shale gas on Ince Marshes in Cheshire appear to have been shelved.
A bid by UK Oil & Gas plc to extend the life of its site at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex will now not be decided until at least July.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
Operators of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex are seeking a third extension of planning permission – this time to allow for drilling at other sites.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.
“I love it because it is not oil”, the head of Angus Energy said of his new gas asset in Lincolnshire.
Angus Energy’s plans to test the flow of oil at its well at Balcombe in West Sussex are now open for public comment.
Cuadrilla moved the frack pumps off its shale gas site near Blackpool today on the 1,000th day of protest by opponents.