The leading company behind exploration at the so-called “Gatwick Gusher” oil site has said all the consents are now in place to allow extended flow testing to begin “shortly”.
Last year campaigner Ben Dean brought a legal challenge against the Oil & Gas Authority, the body which issues exploration licences to drilling companies on behalf of the government. He argued that the OGA had made unlawful changes to a licence for the area near Chester where he […]
Councillors have objected to planning applications at oil sites near Leith Hill and at Brockham in Surrey.
Councillors in West Sussex have given consent for another 10 years of oil production at Angus Energy’s oil site at Lidsey, near Bognor Regis.
Egdon Resources has confirmed it has made a new planning application for its Wressle oil site near Scunthorpe.
Proposals by Angus Energy to continue oil production from its Lidsey site until 2028 have been supported by officials at West Sussex County Council.
For this weekend’s long read, Ben Dean explores the rules behind onshore Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLs) and examines the decisions to be made for a group of PEDLs this year.