DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.
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Council officers have approved plans by IGas to extend two sites near Bletchingley in Surrey to produce oil and gas for 15 years.
30+ meetings, decisions, consultation deadlines and other key dates in January on fracking and onshore oil and gas. Advanced notice of dates throughout 2016. Updated throughout the month. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events.
Egdon Resources has announced plans for seven new oil and gas wells over the next year. Four of the wells are in Lincolnshire and have planning permission. Another, near Dorking in Surrey, also has approval after the company’s partner, Europa, won a planning appeal.
The operator of tthe Horse Hill oil well, near Horley, in Surrey, has applied for a one-year extension to its drilling licence.
The public inquiry into plans by Europa Oil and Gas to drill in the Surrey Hills heard this morning that the proposed exploration site near Leith Hill could later be used for production.
UK Oil and Gas Investments, the company that claimed last week it had discovered 100bn barrels of oil in the Weald, announced this morning it doesn’t actually know how much oil there is.
Campaigners against oil and gas extraction, reacting to today’s news of a potentially large onshore oil field at Horse Hill in Surrey, called for a move away from fossil fuels.
UK Oil & Gas, one of the companies behind the Horse Hill exploratory oil well near Gatwick airport, announced this morning it estimated there were 158m barrels of oil per square mile in the Weald Basin. This could mean 50bn-100bn barrels across the region, meeting up to 30% […]