Angus Energy has said it will abandon the Brockham oil field in Surrey if it does not get permission to reinject waste water.
Oil production at the Horse Hill site in Surrey fell for a second month in a row, according to official data published today.
Angus Energy has said it intends to return to its Balcombe oil exploration site in West Sussex later this year.
UK Oil & Gas has said it could stimulate or sidetrack its second oil well at Horse Hill in Surrey to achieve long-term production.
A US fracking company featured in the documentary Gasland has been charged with environmental offences following a two-year grand jury investigation.
Just one in ten people support fracking in the UK, according to the latest results in a quarterly government survey.
IGas should not be allowed to dispose of radioactive wastewater in a well at its Singleton oil site in the South Downs, campaigners have argued.
No equipment to identify the source of formation water in the new well at Horse Hill was available in the UK or Europe until next month, the main investor in the Surrey site said today.
Shares in UK Oil & Gas plc fell 8% today following a statement on testing its new well at the Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport.
Cuadrilla’s Australian investor has suggested that the shale gas company will be looking at new exploration sites next year.