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.
This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.
Regulators of fracking were accused today of a “dereliction of duty” in their oversight of shale gas proposals in mining areas.
Another report commissioned by opponents of oil exploration, has criticised plans by Europa to drill near Leith Hill in Surrey.
The organisation representing owners and managers of more than half the rural land in England and Wales has accused INEOS of damaging goodwill by taking the National Trust to court.