Summary of recent activity and expected operations at 50 sites across the UK, including applications, decisions, company plans and licence changes.
Politicians from three parties, including two members of the Welsh National Assembly, attended a public meeting this evening to discuss news that Coastal Oil and Gas is fighting on with plans to explore for unconventional gas.
Photographer David Burr took these pictures at today’s protest rally outside the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick.
An anti-drilling protester locked himself on to a tanker visiting the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick this morning.
Campaigners opposed to gas extraction near a Derbyshire village are celebrating after a planning inspector ruled in their favour.
Rathlin Energy has described the discovery of gas at its exploratory wellsite at West Newton in East Yorkshire as “very encouraging”.
Traffic has become one of the most contentious issues in planning decisions for onshore oil and gas. Recently, it was behind the refusals of permission for fracking at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire and a conventional well between the West Sussex villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green. It was […]
Rathlin Energy has run out of time to complete the work programme scheduled in its planning application for an exploratory well in East Yorkshire.
Dart Energy’s trouble-hit plans to test drill for coal bed methane at Dudleston Heath in Shropshire now look doomed. The licence giving access to the proposed site at Brooklands Farm has lapsed and campaigners who blockaded the entrance have begun dismantling their protection camp. The local opposition group, […]
As Lancashire councillors prepare to decide on Cuadrilla’s fracking applications, a senior academic has called for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until more information is known about the risks of contamination.