Three roads in East Yorkshire could be closed for up to 18 months during work at an oil and gas site.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2019 was up slightly on 2018, which was a 68-year low for the industry. This year, operators spudded (began drilling) four, or possibly five wells, depending on how you count your wells.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
Statements made by partners in the oil and gas well at West Newton in East Yorkshire have prompted opponents to question future plans for the site.
The case against three people who took part in a protest outside Rathlin Energy’s oil exploration site in East Yorkshire was dismissed today.
The exploration site at West Newton, north of Hull, has more oil than previously estimated, investors in the site said today.
Rathlin Energy has confirmed it cannot begin work on its second oil and gas site at West Newton, north of Hull, until there has been an archaeological survey of what could be an ancient village.