Plans by Rathlin Energy for long-term oil production at a site in East Yorkshire do not need a detailed environmental study, a government minister has ruled.
Rathlin Energy has said it will reduce the daily number of tankers visiting its proposed oil production site in East Yorkshire, in response to public concerns.
Rathlin Energy has confirmed that it began to mobilise equipment today to complete and test the well at its West Newton B site in East Yorkshire.
The Environment Agency has defended the way it approved changes to the rules governing an oil site in East Yorkshire.
The local government secretary needs more time to decide whether expansion plans at an oil site in East Yorkshire need a detailed environmental study.
New rules at an East Yorkshire oil and gas site should be suspended because of alleged inconsistencies by the environmental regulator, a resident has argued.
Final consent had not yet been granted for the stimulation of the Wressle oil well in North Lincolnshire, Union Jack Oil confirmed today. But the company announced that tests on wells at two West Newton sites in East Yorkshire were expected soon.
The Environment Agency has approved new rules for work at the West Newton-B oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
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A decision is now due in May on whether oil production plans in East Yorkshire need a detailed environmental study.