The first shale gas exploration scheme in Derbyshire has been approved.
A public inquiry will decide whether IGas should be allowed to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
Senior experts have signed a letter calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the health impacts of fracking.
The company behind oil exploration near Leith Hill in Surrey has submitted three new planning applications for the site.
This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.
A survey out today has found that 80% of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a licence to explore for shale gas believe that planning applications should be required before drilling.
Opponents of plans by Egdon Resources for long-term oil production near Scunthorpe congratulated councillors for opposing a fourth application by the company.