A residents’ group in the South Downs is reporting that UK Oil & Gas is pulling out of its exploration site at Markwells Wood.
News that the oil exploration company, UKOG, has had no right of access to its well site at Markwells Wood in the South Downs since last year has been welcomed by local people and campaigners.
The oil exploration company, UKOG, has had no right of access for operations at its site at Markwells Wood near Rowlands Castle for eight months, DrillOrDrop has learned.
Planners in the South Downs have demanded more information on the effects of plans to drill new wells and produce oil for 20 years.
The Environment Agency has objected to plans for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about pollution of the chalk aquifer.
Portsmouth Water has objected to proposals for 20 years of oil production in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about contamination to drinking water.