This post has live news on Third Energy’s bid to extend the life of its gas production sites in Ryedale.
Third Energy, the company behind plans to frack in North Yorkshire, has announced it now has no immediate shale gas plans.
Legal papers were submitted this morning in a challenge against the shale gas regulator about who should pay for decommissioning sites.
Conservatives in the North Yorkshire district of Ryedale say they are sending a “historic message” by calling for a local moratorium on fracking until at least 2023.
The company behind plans to frack in North Yorkshire has told community representatives it is now concentrating on its conventional gas business.
Councillors in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire have unanimously opposed Third Energy’s request for another 17 years to run six gas sites and a pipeline network.
As Ineos prepares to launch its sponsorship of Britain’s leading cycling team at next week’s Tour de Yorkshire, an opponent of the company’s fracking plans reports on his own ride through the region’s shale gas licences.