The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2017 was another 50-year low for the industry.
The company behind oil drilling plans near Leith Hill in Surrey has sought an extension to its injunction against protesters.
A planning application for oil production at the Horse Hill exploration site near Gatwick Airport will be submitted in spring 2018, according to UK Oil and Gas, one of the leading companies behind the project.
Opponents of drilling for oil near Leith Hill in Surrey have stopped a delivery to the site by blocking the entrance.
Surrey Police are appealing for information about a fire which destroyed a caravan and badly damaged a cabin belonging to opponents of oil exploration near Leith Hill.
Plans to explore for oil near Leith Hill in the Surrey Hills suffered another delay today when councillors deferred a decision on a scheme to organise truck movements.
UK Oil and Gas Investments is looking to invest in new oil exploration and production across southern England, its half-year accounts stated today.