The petroleum licence which saw drilling for oil in Woodburn Forest in Northern Ireland has been relinquished.
A peer is seeking to change the law to ban fracking and the licensing of oil and gas exploration.
A drilling licence in Lincolnshire remains one of the UK’s largest untested onshore prospects, Union Jack said today, even though the most recent well was suspended without finding oil or gas.
In the week that IGas confirmed its Tinker Lane well had missed the Bowland shale, campaigner Ben Dean investigates the high failure rate of UK onshore oil and gas licences in the past two decades.
Rathlin Energy has revealed testing and drilling plans for its exploration site at Crawberry Hill near Beverley in East Yorkshire. But there are questions over whether the company can complete the work programme before its planning permission expires in October.
The Infrastructure Bill, which included measures to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill under private land, received its royal assent this morning. Last night, in the final debate, MPs passed a set of conditions on fracking which many believed had been watered down by […]