A public inquiry will decide whether IGas should be allowed to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
The company behind oil exploration near Leith Hill in Surrey has submitted three new planning applications for the site.
The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.
Opponents of an unauthorised oil well drilled at Brockham in Surrey were visibly shocked by a vote to grant retrospective planning permission today.
This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.
A survey out today has found that 80% of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a licence to explore for shale gas believe that planning applications should be required before drilling.
Opponents of plans by Egdon Resources for long-term oil production near Scunthorpe congratulated councillors for opposing a fourth application by the company.