A local Conservative councillor has urged the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, to intervene in plans by Rathlin Energy for long-term oil production and more drilling at a site in East Yorkshire.
Opponents of oil production in East Yorkshire are to make a last-minute bid to hold up this morning’s decision to approve.
For a second time, opponents and supporters of plans for expansion at an oil site in East Yorkshire have put their cases to councillors.
Councillors have been urged to again refuse plans for 20 years of oil production by Rathlin Energy in East Yorkshire.
Council officials have recommended approval of major plans for production, drilling and extension at Rathlin Energy’s well site at West Newton-A.
At least 14 onshore oil and gas schemes are going through the planning system in England, DrillOrDrop research has revealed.
Oil and gas wells planned in East Yorkshire could be drilled under five villages, new maps have revealed.
Predictions for a single gas well in East Yorkshire suggest initial production could exceed many entire fields in the North Sea.
Rathlin Energy’s plans for expansion and production at its West Newton-A site have been published online.
For the first time since 1935, no onshore oil or gas wells were drilled in a calendar year, according to 2021 data from the industry regulator.