The decision on plans to expand the UK Oil and Gas exploration site at Horse Hill in Surrey has been put back again, until at least July.
Twenty-nine academics have called on governments and scientists to withdraw their support for fracking because of its climate change impacts.
Cuadrilla has applied for permission to store and handle oil at its exploration well site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Work on new exploratory gas wells in East Yorkshire could begin later this year after the Environment Agency announced it had granted Rathlin Energy a permit for its new site at West Newton.
14th April 2014 The government wants to allow onshore oil exploration sites to store up to 200 tonnes of crude oil for up to six months without applying for an environmental permit.