Monthly News Archive 2022

March 2022


UKOG accounts look beyond Weald oil and gas


UK shale gas regulator refunds licence fees because of fracking moratorium

New name for oil and gas regulator


Breaking: 20 years of oil production approved at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-A site


Schlumberger defends Cambridge research as climate protests continue


Challenge to government funding of Mozambique gas project goes to Court of Appeal

Breaking: Councillors block third bid for more time at undeveloped Lincolnshire oil site


Date set for decision on UKOG’s Dunsfold drilling plans

Go ahead for waste reinjection at Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site


UKOG seeks two more years at Broadford Bridge oil site for “data review”

Ministers “still talking” about whether to abandon Cuadrilla’s fracking wells


Views sought on Derbyshire’s future fracking policy


Legal challenge over UK government’s climate strategy gets go ahead


Government has “no reliable cost” for net zero transition – MPs

UN climate report is an “atlas of human suffering”


February 2022


Weald Action Group Submits Response to Consultation of Criteria for new oil and gas licences

CCC backs limits on UK oil and gas production and a presumption against future exploration

Government stands firm on fracking moratorium

Shale supporters challenged over fracking facts


UK Urged not to abandon goals amid Net Zero row

Big Banks Pump Finance into Coal Industry despite Net Zero 

Medical leaders urge ministers to end new oil and gas exploration

Mass support for windfall tax on oil and gas companies

Northern Ireland minister backs moratorium on all onshore oil and gas

National Park orders firm to replant abandoned oil site after trees died

15 onshore oil and gas schemes await planning decisions

Energy companies make billions while families are shivering – we need to tax one to help the other. 

BP fuels calls for windfall tax as oil giant posts £11 billion profits in 2021 results.


January 2022


Beyond Cambo: 1bn tonnes of pollution in UK oil and gas pipeline

Judge rejects case against oil and gas regulator


Peers defeat government anti-protest laws

Nationwide protests against police and crime bill


Dorset oil site continues to vent hundreds of tonnes of methane

Campaigners take government to court over “inadequate” climate strategy


Onshore gas industry hits back at senior Tory’s criticism of Dunsfold drilling plans

“Extraordinary” Dunsfold drilling plan takes UK in wrong direction – ex Tory leadership contender


Latest UK onshore oil production – September 2021


Minister to decide planning appeal on Dunsfold gas site

Guest post: It’s time for consultants to take the ethical high road and not back fracking

No UK onshore oil or gas wells drilled in 2021 – official data