A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.
Operators of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex are seeking a third extension of planning permission – this time to allow for drilling at other sites.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
Shares in UK Oil & Gas closed down more than 4% on news that the company had raised £2m in a share placing, snapped up by a single investor.
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
The company behind oil exploration at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport has released further details of the extended well test currently underway.
Ten people were arrested when opponents of operations to explore for oil in southern England blocked the entrance to the site of the so-called Gatwick Gusher at Horse Hill in Surrey.