Proposals by Rathlin Energy for 20 years of oil production and six new wells at its West Newton-A site in East Yorkshire have been supported by council officials.
A bid to allow gas fields in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire to operate until 2035 is now likely to be approved after a government ruling.
A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.
Exploratory drilling, fracking and production could be underway at the same time across multiple wells on several pads in a shale gas field, a company suggested today.
Plans to drill for oil near Billingshurst in West Sussex needs a fresh planning application because the exploration target has changed, campaigners said this week.
Opponents of plans for 15 years of oil production near Scunthorpe had tears in their eyes when councillors refused planning permission this afternoon.
DrillOrDrop’s round-up of likely action in the next year for onshore oil and gas sites, applications, legal challenges and company operations. Please let us know if information in this post is missing, inaccurate or out-of-date. We want to make this as complete and accurate as possible. Contact here.
Over the past few days, DrillOrDrop has been reflecting on 12 months of the onshore oil and gas industry in the UK. On the final day of 2016, we look at what didn’t happen this year. We’ve also updated this post with suggestions from DrillOrDrop readers.
A veteran US shale geologist now working with INEOS has raised doubts about fracking in a key area of the UK.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster In a debate on The Energy Bill, MPs discussed: Methane emissions and meeting carbon targets Local decisions on fracking planning applications The Scottish moratorium Falling oil prices and the viability of shale gas Also: the impact of fracking on the steel industry, […]