A public inquiry into plans for gas exploration wells near the Surrey village of Dunsfold is due to be held this summer.
Highways officials have withdrawn their objection to a plan to explore for oil on the Isle of Wight.
Councillors have narrowly turned down plans to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey for a second time.
Waverley Borough Council has called for the refusal of planning permission for oil and gas drilling at the Loxley wellsite in Dunsfold, Surrey.
Dunsfold residents have welcomed a county council vote to refuse plans to drill near their Surrey village.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
Angus Energy reported this morning it has withdrawn a planning application to test its oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
A Balcombe resident has welcomed the report by West Sussex planners opposing Angus Energy’s proposed three-year well test in the village.
Councillors in West Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly to oppose plans to drill and frack two shale gas wells in the green belt near Formby.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon that Cuadrilla had surrendered its environmental permit for the proposed shale gas site at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool.