The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, said this morning it estimated fracking would begin between April and June this year.
Aurora Energy Resources has told residents it is planning to drill and frack two wells near the west Lancashire village of Great Altcar, on the edge of Formby.
INEOS plans to explore for shale gas in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts are disproportionate, intrusive and in the wrong place, according to the parish council.
INEOS gave some details this afternoon of another proposed shale gas exploration site.
INEOS confirmed today it would submit a planning application in early May for a vertical shale gas well on the edge of the village of Marsh Lane in north Derbyshire.
Councillors in Nottinghamshire have backed IGas’s plans for a second shale gas site in the county – but by a margin of just one vote.
A decision on plans for a second shale gas exploration site in Nottinghamshire has been delayed again.