A new study has found no clear links between the recent swarm of earth tremors in Surrey and local oil drilling activity.
The decision on plans to expand the UK Oil and Gas exploration site at Horse Hill in Surrey has been put back again, until at least July.
Investors and anti-drilling campaigners have criticised proposals by Angus Energy to use money intended for decommissioning to connect a shut-in gas field to the grid.
UK onshore oil production fell to a seven-year low in 2018, according to official data.
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.
The operation to identify a water zone in Angus Energy’s Brockham sidetrack well in Surrey has been estimated by the company to take up to 10 weeks.
There have been at least a thousand objections to plans by UK Oil & Gas for 20 years of oil production at its site at Horse Hill, Surrey County Council has confirmed.