DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the possible action on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2020.
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.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
Statements made by partners in the oil and gas well at West Newton in East Yorkshire have prompted opponents to question future plans for the site.
Union Jack Oil plc has raised £5m to press ahead with drilling plans at West Newton in East Yorkshire, the company announced this morning.
The case against three people who took part in a protest outside Rathlin Energy’s oil exploration site in East Yorkshire was dismissed today.
The exploration site at West Newton, north of Hull, has more oil than previously estimated, investors in the site said today.