Proposals to extend the life of a dormant oil site for a fourth time have been supported by West Sussex planners.
A group of backbench Conservatives has urged the government to ease the planning laws on shale gas schemes.
IGas has estimated it could produce fracked gas for three million homes within 12-18 months if the fracking moratorium was lifted.
More than twice as many people oppose fracking than support it, according to a new government survey published today.
Dame Judi Dench has given her support to an online auction to raise money for a court challenge to the expansion of oil drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey.
Council planners have supported proposals for long-term oil extraction in the protected landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Officials back Isle of Wight oil drilling at Arreton – “economic benefits outweigh environmental harm”
Proposals to explore for oil on farmland on the Isle of Wight have been supported by council planners despite potential environmental harm.
A government survey of public attitudes on energy issues has dropped some questions about fracking and will ask others less frequently.
The weald-based drilling company, UK Oil & Gas, is seeking support for a share issue to fund new drilling in Turkey.
Support for fracking fell to its lowest level in the latest phase of a government survey of public attitudes, published today.