Planners in Lincolnshire have said an oil company has failed to prove that its proposals for drilling and production in a protected landscape are in the national interest.
A decision is now due in May on whether oil production plans in East Yorkshire need a detailed environmental study.
People are being asked to comment on plans for oil drilling and production near a rare chalk stream in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Evaluation of a well is underway at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B site in East Yorkshire.
Plans have been submitted for a new sidetrack well, testing and long-term production at the Biscathorpe oil site near Louth in Lincolnshire.
The Environment Agency is being urged to oppose oil drilling plans on the Isle of Wight after its leader said “fast thinking” was needed to tackle climate change.
A council in East Yorkshire is being urged to reconsider its decision on whether proposals to expand an oil site need an extensive environmental study.
Union Jack Oil is spending £1m to become the largest investor in the Biscathorpe oil licence in Lincolnshire.
A second consultation began today on plans by UK Oil & Gas to drill for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight.
In this guest post, campaigner and researcher Ben Dean investigates official orders to decommission gas wells in North Yorkshire.