Monthly News Archive 2021


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