The first of eight new horizontal wells to exploit the West Newton gasfield in East Yorkshire could be drilled within months, it was revealed today.
A local Conservative councillor has urged the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, to intervene in plans by Rathlin Energy for long-term oil production and more drilling at a site in East Yorkshire.
Councillors have overwhelmingly backed a time extension at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B exploration site in East Yorkshire.
Opponents of oil production in East Yorkshire are to make a last-minute bid to hold up this morning’s decision to approve.
Councillors have been urged to again refuse plans for 20 years of oil production by Rathlin Energy in East Yorkshire.
Council officials have recommended approval of major plans for production, drilling and extension at Rathlin Energy’s well site at West Newton-A.
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People have until the end of this week to respond to proposals to extend the life of the West Newton-B oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
Predictions for a single gas well in East Yorkshire suggest initial production could exceed many entire fields in the North Sea.
Rathlin Energy has given formal notice that it intends to make a revised planning application for site expansion and long-term production in East Yorkshire.