Angus Energy announced this morning it would be producing oil from four wells in the Weald in southern England in the first three months of this year.
2017 saw drilling get underway at the site of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells. But, despite expectations, there was no high volume hydraulic fracturing – at least at the time of writing.
Multiple oil exploration sites across the Sussex Weald threaten the region’s ancient woodland, a wildlife organisation has warned.
Actors Sue Jameson and James Bolam were among a group who presented West Sussex County Council with a giant postcard today objecting to plans to allow more time for oil exploration at a site near Billingshurst.
In this week’s listings: Lancashire fracking protest court hearing; Don’t Drill The Weald rally; Comment deadline on planning applications; Premier and screenings of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power; Gathering on the Green; Plus meetings, fundraisers and information events
DrillOrDrop’s April 2017 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily
This round-up collects together studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on methane emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economics of fossil fuels, impacts of noise on health and dealing with waste.