This post has news updates from the second morning of the public inquiry into plans by UK Oil & Gas plc to drill exploratory gas wells near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey.
UK Oil & Gas has announced it has raised £5m in a placing, prompting a sharp fall in the share price.
The Irish government has announced it is withdrawing support for a gas import terminal at Shannon on the south west coast.
A radio programme which claimed it would to set the record straight about reporting of 2013 anti-fracking protests in Balcombe has itself attracted “many complaints” about accuracy and bias.
Britain’s biggest shale gas company told officials it needed more time to carry out agreed work on a drilling licence in Greater Manchester.
Angus Energy announced this morning it had begun its testing programme on a controversial oil well at Brockham in Surrey. But local people have been asking questions about whether the company has met all the conditions of its environmental permit.
Villagers opposed to drilling for oil in a remote part of the South Downs have accused regulators of a lack of robustness in handling the licence near their homes.
Researchers meeting in Birmingham this week are to discuss a major study which aims to update evidence on the impact of fracking.
The companies behind the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick have been granted a five-year extension to their exploration and development licences, the operator has announced.
The oil and chemicals firm INEOS has revealed details of what could be its first shale gas site in the UK.