The oil company, Egdon Resources, should get another three years to drill an exploration well at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire, planners have recommended.
Opponents of fracking at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire say they are to begin packing up a camp outside the village.
An anti-drilling campaigner who delayed the transport of an oil rig by spending the night on the delivery lorry has been found guilty.
A campaigner who spent a night on top of a lorry carrying a drilling rig said people who oppose the onshore oil and gas industry must be able to take action.
Shale gas will bring wholesale industrialisation and change the countryside for decades, Tory MP tells debate
The Conservative MP for INEOS’s first proposed shale gas site has told the government “we do not want the kind of industrialisation this would bring”.
Updated 6.30pm with new information and pictures Three opponents of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire occupied the workover rig at the site early this morning.
“This is what it looks like when fracking comes to a Yorkshire village” – workover rig delivered to Kirby Mipserton
Villagers in Kirby Misperton watched – some in tears – as a workover rig inched between cars parked on narrow streets on its way to Third Energy’s fracking site this morning. Video recorded by Leigh Coghill, an opponent of the company’s operation, shows the large delivery lorry appearing […]