Annual UK onshore oil production has fallen to its lowest level since 2011.
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Official oil production at the Horse Hill site in Surrey has fallen to its lowest level so far, according to monthly data released today.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2020 fell to a 70-year low.
Two Ineos companies are among the UK’s most energy-intensive industries to receive millions of pounds in compensation for the costs of carbon emission schemes.
Monthly oil, water and gas production were all up at Horse Hill in Surrey, the UK’s newest onshore production site, according to the latest official data.
UK anti-fracking campaigners have joined calls to block an expansion plan by the petrochemical company Ineos in Belgium.
A campaigner’s legal challenge against oil production in Surrey has grown into a case to bring UK planning policy into line with climate change strategy.
A British gas company is using a controversial treaty to sue Slovenia for insisting on protection for groundwater from fracking.
MPs have promised to monitor how quickly the government implements recommendations of the UK’s citizens’ assembly on climate change.