The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.
Angus Energy has confirmed that it will be applying next month for consent to carry out an extended well test at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex.
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
This post has live updates from a meeting in North Yorkshire which could shape planning policy on fracking across the UK.
UKOG has confirmed it has abandoned its Markwells Wood site in the South Downs National Park. It has also given details of plans to drill nine new wells in southern England in the next two years.
The company behind the Horse Hill exploration site near Gatwick Airport has released details of plans to drill four more wells to produce oil for 20 years.
The Mayor of Malton has started private legal proceedings against the government over its proposals to take decisions on shale gas away from local councillors.