2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
Council officials refused a request by IGas to abandon one of its wells in Lincolnshire this weekend because the rig that would have been used breached planning rules.
Keep up with September 2021’s news with our digest of daily updated headlines about the business, regulation and campaigns around UK fracking, shale, and onshore oil and gas.
The public inquiry into plans to explore for gas in Surrey closed this morning with final arguments.
Opponents of shale gas have welcomed the refusal by Nottinghamshire County Council of an application by IGas for more time at its exploratory drilling site at Misson Springs. More details here.
Nottinghamshire’s only remaining shale gas site has been ordered to be restored.
Plans to drill for gas near the Surrey village of Dunsfold come under scrutiny at a public inquiry opening tomorrow (Tuesday 27 July 2021).
The public inquiry into plans to explore for gas near the Surrey village of Dunsfold is to be held virtually, the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed.
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Highways officials have withdrawn their objection to a plan to explore for oil on the Isle of Wight.