Proposals to extend the life of a dormant oil site for a fourth time have been supported by West Sussex planners.
Council officials have supported plans for more oil production at a small site in the Surrey greenbelt, saying it would help meet a “growing demand” for hydrocarbons.
Council officials have recommended approval of major plans for production, drilling and extension at Rathlin Energy’s well site at West Newton-A.
A revised planning application for an extended well test at the Balcombe oil exploration site in West Sussex is due to be submitted within a week, operator Angus Energy said today.
Cuadrilla should be allowed to keep its long-standing Elswick gas production site, Lancashire planners said today, even though there’s been no extraction for more than seven years.
This post has live news updates on the decision over proposals to explore for oil and gas near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey.
Decisions on plans for Balcombe and Broadford Bridge oil sites in West Sussex will be delayed because of the Covid-19 virus.
An oil company should be given another two years to decide whether its site in West Sussex is viable, planners recommended today.
Industry and government blamed public opposition to fracking for the slow progress of the UK shale gas industry, according to a secret official report finally released.
Proposals to drill four more production wells at the Horse Hill oil site, near Gatwick Airport, have been supported by Surrey County Council planners.