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.
Three anti-fracking campaigners have failed in their legal challenge to quash Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests at the Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool. They said they would seek permission to appeal.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon that Cuadrilla had surrendered its environmental permit for the proposed shale gas site at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool.
Cuadrilla confirmed today that it would be seeking more time to drill and frack at its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
Egdon Resources, the company behind plans for long-term oil production at Wressle near Scunthorpe, said today North Lincolnshire Council had withdrawn its case against the company.
Ineos is proposing six weeks of road closures around its shale gas exploration site near the village of Harthill in south Yorkshire, a new document has revealed.
Surrey County Council interrupted its meeting today when campaigners, calling for a halt to oil drilling, began singing the hit song by The Police Every Breath You Take.