Drilling of a production well at the Lidsey oil site near Bognor Regis in West Sussex has begun, according to a statement from the operator, Angus Energy.
The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool.
A month-long public consultation has opened on a bid to extend planning consent at the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex.
Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site – currently in a dispute over planning permission – breached a condition of its environmental permit earlier this year, the Environment Agency has confirmed.
Angus Energy has made a strong defence of its operations at the Brockham oil site in Surrey, saying it had all the consents it needed.
Angus Energy said today it expected to be ready to produce oil from a new sidetrack well at its Brockham site in Surrey by this spring or summer.
Lancashire Police issued a correction today to its earlier statement that 150 people had attempted to break into Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road after an anti-fracking national day of action on Saturday (25 February 2017)