The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has announced it will not appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a second shale gas site in Lancashire.
The public inquiry into IGas plans to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port resumes in Chester next week.
Angus Energy is seeking the go-ahead for an extended well test at its Balcombe site in West Sussex.
Residents in the south Yorkshire village of Harthill have failed to overturn planning permission for an Ineos shale gas well near their homes.
The UK’s first public inquiry on the impact of an onshore gas site on climate change gets underway this morning.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has less than a year to drill two wells and frack three under the terms of the planning permission at its site near Blackpool.
Opponents of plans by Rathlin Energy to drill another well in East Yorkshire have said they will monitor operations round the clock.