UKOG has confirmed it has abandoned its Markwells Wood site in the South Downs National Park. It has also given details of plans to drill nine new wells in southern England in the next two years.
A residents’ group in the South Downs is reporting that UK Oil & Gas is pulling out of its exploration site at Markwells Wood.
An oil exploration licence in a remote part of the South Downs National Park has lapsed, it was confirmed this morning.
The oil exploration company, UKOG, has had no right of access for operations at its site at Markwells Wood near Rowlands Castle for eight months, DrillOrDrop has learned.
UK Oil and Gas, the company behind oil drilling projects across southern England, has been ordered to restore a site in the South Downs National Park where no exploration work has been done since 2011.
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An oil company has defended its plans to drill new wells in the South Downs National Park near a source of drinking water, despite the objection of the Environment Agency.
New questions have been raised about whether drilling for oil should be allowed in an area of the South Downs that feeds a source of drinking water.
There are two more days left to comment on future planning policy for oil and gas exploration and production in West Sussex and the South Downs National Park.
People can now comment on new details of plans to produce oil for 20 years at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park.