Egdon Resources has got the go-ahead for 15 years of oil production at its Wressle site near Scunthorpe.
Decisions on shale gas schemes at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and Woodsetts in South Yorkshire will be issued within the next three months, the Planning Inspectorate has announced.
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
Two years ago today, Ineos Upstream, the UK’s biggest shale gas licence-holder, submitted its first formal plans for an exploration site.
The public inquiry into plans for long-term oil production at Egdon Resource’s Wressle site near Scunthorpe is to begin on 5 November 2019.
Egdon Resources has won an appeal over the right to operate its Wressle wellsite for another year.
The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has refused to renew a lease of land for oil drilling in Surrey because of the damage it could do to ancient woodland.