Monthly News Archive 2020

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March 2020


Planners oppose oil test plans at Balcombe: “not in public interest” and “not appropriate to area

Campaigners ask court to scrap UKOG injunction against oil and gas protests

Study: global banks 'failing miserably' on climate crisis by funneling trillions into fossil fuels

UKOG announces OGA production consent for Horse Hill oil site

UKOG drops second access plan for Dunsfold well site

Cuadrilla breaches pollution rules again

Penalise carbon polluters in oil and gas industry – anti-fracking campaigners

Campaigners challenge judge’s block to judicial review of Surrey oil production

UK government lifts block on new onshore windfarm subsidies.

EU member states call for 2030 climate target

Heathrow Expansion Blocked By Court Of Appeal - Victory for Climate Protesters

Regulator objects to second oil plan over failure to assess risk to water


February 2020

Government lets fracking companies drill exploratory wells despite ban on extracting shale gas



Fracking giant Cuadrilla has agreement with university academics to vet earthquake data requests




Methane emissions from oil and gas industry “vastly  underestimated” – new study



Fracking moratorium minister fired in reshuffle



Impact of burning Horse Hill oil was not council’s concern, says judge

Balcombe villagers accuse Angus Energy of “cutting corners” on environmental protection

UK taxpayers funding African fossil fuel projects worth $750m

Court date in challenge to approval of Horse Hill oil production

Dunsfold drilling decision delayed again


January 2020

Government statement confirms fracking is still allowed under moratorium – campaigners



Angus to seek Brockham licence extension – plus Saltfleetby update

IGas seeks consent to continue reinjecting radioactive waste at
Singleton oil site

Activists warn of ‘fracking by stealth’ and call for acid fracking ban

Baroness introduces bill to ban fracking and hydrocarbon licensing

Breaking: Egdon wins appeal on Wressle oil production

What would it take to end fracking moratorium?, peers told

Third Energy “forgiven” £80m loan before sale, accounts reveal


“UK politics currently too uncertain for fracking” – Third Energy

Egdon faces joint threat of fracking moratorium, delays and low gas prices

2019 – disappointing year for many onshore oil and gas investors