The result of an appeal by IGas over plans to test a shale gas well at Ellesmere Port has been delayed.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has breached rules on monitoring the flare at its Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.
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.
More than 600 academics, politicians and campaigners signed a letter calling on the government to replace the current moratorium on fracking with an outright ban.
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.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2019 was up slightly on 2018, which was a 68-year low for the industry. This year, operators spudded (began drilling) four, or possibly five wells, depending on how you count your wells.
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.