Support for fracking has recovered from a record low in the spring, according to results from the latest government attitudes survey. Opposition has fallen from a previous record high.
Councillors have voted to oppose fracking on the Somerset coast between Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea.
Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it was preparing to frack again at its shale gas site near Blackpool in Lancashire.
IGas has confirmed that restoration is now underway at its first shale gas site in the East Midlands.
Ineos plans to drill for shale gas in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts are to be decided by the local government secretary, James Brokenshire.
Aurora Energy Resources has announced it is seeking consent to frack for shale gas in West Lancashire.
The judgement in the first trial of anti-fracking protesters accused of breaching an injunction at a shale gas site is not expected until the end of the week.