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 Please let us know if information in this post is missing, inaccurate or out-of-date.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.