Environmental campaigners have dismissed statements by Angus Energy that proposed production from its Brockham site in Surrey would help meet a national need for oil.
The Environment Agency has defended the way it approved changes to the rules governing an oil site in East Yorkshire.
Rathlin Energy unveiled details today of an additional two proposed wellsites in East Yorkshire.
Egdon Resources has won an appeal over the right to operate its Wressle wellsite for another year.
Another report commissioned by opponents of oil exploration, has criticised plans by Europa to drill near Leith Hill in Surrey.
A mother from a shale gas area in Pennsylvania has urged UK politicians to learn from American mistakes and use robust planning to protect communities from fracking.