Waverley Borough is preparing to object to plans for oil and gas drilling near the Surrey village of Dunsfold, the council reported this evening.
Details of plans to frack shale gas wells near Formby in Lancashire were published online today.
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
Aurora Energy Resources has announced it is seeking consent to frack for shale gas in West Lancashire.
The decision has been delayed in the public inquiry into IGas plans to test the flow of its well at Ellesmere Port, the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed.
The operation to identify a water zone in Angus Energy’s Brockham sidetrack well in Surrey has been estimated by the company to take up to 10 weeks.
Data from Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool has confirmed that the company vented the powerful greenhouse gas, methane, while it was testing the well last month.