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.
Planners have recommended approval of the first shale gas exploration plans in Nottinghamshire.
The South Downs National Park has published plans by UK Oil & Gas Investments for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood in West Sussex.
Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking site at Roseacre Wood site would industrialise the undeveloped rural landscape, opponents told the shale gas inquiry today.
No reason to refuse Roseacre appeal on traffic, says Cuadrilla Cuadrilla told the public inquiry into its fracking plans in Lancashire that lorries traveling to the Roseacre Wood site would not make the roads unsafe.
Words: Paul Seaman. Photo: Greenpeace Greenpeace has taken the fracking debate to the heart of Westminster, erecting a 10m high dummy fracking rig in a corner of Parliament Square.
Police have warned protesters outside an exploratory oil site near Gatwick airport they would be arrested if they tried to slow down vehicles delivering equipment.
The company behind the Horse Hill oil exploration well near Horley in Surrey is looking to carry out testing early in 2015, with production later in the year.