Monthly News Archive 2021















November 2021 headlines –

Changes at UKOG


Young campaigners seek to sue prime minister for failures on climate crisis


Public views sought on Brockham oil production plans


Climate harm must be assessed for oil production sites, appeal court told - UKOG Horse Hill

Climate emissions “inevitable” from oil extraction, appeal court told -- UKOG Horse Hill


Government backs long-term oil production in legal challenge - UKOG Horse Hill


COP26: Reaction to Glasgow climate talks

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October 2021


Time is running out for the climate – opening session of COP26  31/10.21

Climate campaigners arrive in Glasgow as church bells mark call for action COP26  30/10/21

COP26 headlines: 30/10/21 Alok Sharma, calls on world leaders to act.

COP26 Briefing 29th October


Emissions from 40 planned fossil fuel projects would be nearly three times as much as the UK emits in a year– new study


Budget “shockingly bad” for the climate – environmentalists


Government’s net zero strategy a “genuine step forward” but gaps remain – CCC


Anger at Surrey Hills Oil Drilling Hypocrisy

Government wins oil drilling case: emissions would not have “material effect on climate change”

Latest UK onshore oil production data: June 2021

Date set for Isle of Wight oil drilling decision

September 2021

Breaking: Councillors reject major expansion of West Newton oil site

Details published for IGas’s Bletchingley hydrogen plans

Viability of large scale Hydrogen storage

WHO slashes guideline limits on air pollution from fossil fuels - The Guardian

Game-changer for clean hydrogen production


UK oil production increased since declaring climate emergency – new report

More than 2,185 scientists and academics call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Horse Hill operator declares £17.8m loss

Government seeks views on national energy policy update

“Bleak” outlook for fossil fuels as study finds 60% of oil and gas must stay in the ground to meet climate targets


UPDATED: COP26 host city criticised for fossil fuel investment policy

IGas seeks planning approval for Surrey hydrogen schemes

August  2021

Wytch Farm operator loses £101m+

Climate protest begins in London against investment in fossil fuels

Head of hydrogen trade body quits over “expensive distraction” of blue hydrogen

Consultation opens on low-carbon standard for blue hydrogen – DRILL OR DROP?

Two sides disagree on benefits of Arreton oil drilling plans

More time for UKOG drilling at Horse Hill

“Disappointing” pause on UKOG’s Turkish well

Latest UK onshore oil production data: April 2021


July 2021

Breaking: IGas ordered to restore Misson shale gas site

CCUS must be safe and it must work, ministers told

“No plans to support shale gas exploration” – minister

The “energy revolution” that has produced no gas

Dunsfold drilling inquiry – what to watch

June 2021

UKOG reports £1m+ loss in six months

Guest post: Surrey hydrogen plans greenwash continued fossil fuel production

Radioactive waste disposal allowed to continue at oil site in national park

Date set for appeal hearing over Surrey oil production


IGas announces two hydrogen schemes in Surrey

Planners seek more details on national importance of Egdon’s Biscathorpe oil plans

Latest UK onshore oil production data: February 2021

Updated: Climate activists blockade BP Hamble oil terminal

May  2021 

Climate change: How can the UK reach its new 2035 target?

UK target to cut emissions 78% by 2035 is world-leading – but to hit it, action is needed now

UK Tariff Charges a threat to UK Green Energy Industry

MPs reject Labour call for full ban on fracking in England

Court orders Shell to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030

Environmental campaigner joins gas company board to develop renewables

UKOG issues 262m shares to complete Horse Hill equipment purchase

Alba cuts value of Horse Hill stake by a quarter

No new oil and gas projects if world is to reach climate goals – IEA report

Fossil fuel sector has greatest scope for methane cuts to tackle climate crisis – UN


April 2021


Climate change: How can the UK reach its new 2035 target?

UK target to cut emissions 78% by 2035 is world-leading – but to hit it, action is needed now

Study calls for new fracking definition to close regulatory loopholes


Government misses its own deadline on shale gas decisions by one year


Drilling consent for UKOG’s Turkish well


Horse Hill production continues slide

UK onshore oil production drops again

‘No planning consent for importing waste water to Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site’, council confirms


Don’t lift fracking moratorium without climate review – government advisor



March 2021 



Climate dispute over UKOG's Surrey oil wells to go to Court of Appeal


Views sought on water injection plan at Angus Energy’s Brockham site


UK government to allow new North Sea oil and gas exploration

Bill seeking to curb rights to protest gets second reading

Government warned over “rushed and ill-judged” curbs on protest


Protest policing plans are an “assault” on human rights – campaigners


Fracking fears hit public trust in climate technologies – study


Government announces new curbs on right to protest


Better climate reporting needed from oil and gas companies – regulator 


“No government plan for net zero, two years on” – MPs


Changes sought to Horse Hill environmental permit

Date set for Dunsfold drilling inquiry

Breaking: Test plan for Balcombe oil well refused unanimously

No immediate production peak after Horse Hill workover – new data

Minister asked to rule on environmental study for oil site expansion