The Environment Agency has approved new rules for work at the West Newton-B oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
The Environment Agency has published an application to revise the rules for a well test at Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
Cuadrilla has been given permission to use a technique at its Lancashire fracking site which could see the release of methane and other gases into the atmosphere.
The Environment Agency has warned Cuadrilla over allowing climate-changing methane to vent into the atmosphere from the Preston New Road fracking site.
A small oil well on the world heritage coast in Dorset is legally allowed to emit hundreds of tonnes of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, annually direct into the atmosphere.