Opponents of oil exploration at a site in West Sussex have called for an immediate stop to work after the drill rig was installed yesterday.
In the past few minutes, UK Oil and Gas has confirmed it has installed a drill rig at its oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex.
INEOS confirmed today it would submit a planning application in early May for a vertical shale gas well on the edge of the village of Marsh Lane in north Derbyshire.
A leading member of Lancashire County Council joined criticism today of Cuadrilla’s record on planning conditions.
Councillors relax some conditions on Cuadrilla’s Becconsall shale gas site – but refuse other changes
Councillors in Lancashire have increased the rig height and the noise limit for restoration work at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near the Ribble Estuary. But they refused the company’s request for longer working hours and an extended finish date.
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
Within the past hour, the workover rig at Angus Energy’s site at Brockham oil site near Dorking in Surrey has been taken down.