A UK Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) allows a company to pursue a range of oil and gas exploration activities, subject to necessary drilling/development consents and planning permission. There are currently 230 onshore licences, covering 529 blocks. The 14th Licensing Round was announced on the 17th of December 2015 with the award of 159 new blocks under 93 new licences.
Around 2,000 wells have now been drilled in the UK, with about 10% of them having been hydraulically fractured. There are currently around 120 sites with 250 operating wells producing between 20,000 and 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of produced water is disposed of safely under permits from the EA and SEPA.
Web based map showing Oil and Gas Authority onshore data
In this week’s listings:
- Robin Hood Vs Fracking lantern parade in Bolsover;
- Amelia Womack speaking at Preston New Road;
- INEOS, Fracking and You talk;
- Protest outside Nottinghamshire County Council;
- Costs hearing at the High Court in UKOG injunction case.
Plus meetings, workshops and deadlines.
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15 Yorkshire landowners, holding more than 80,000 acres, have publicly supported the National Trust in the legal challenge from INEOS over access for shale gas testing.
They include Nick Howard, of Castle Howard, Sir William Worsley of Hovingham Hall, Sir Richard Storey, of Settrington House and the television presenter, Selina Scott.
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INEOS wins right to challenge the Scottish Government over fracking ban – and to sue for damages
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Steve Rotheram, the Mayor of Liverpool, has joined Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, in banning fracking, saying:
“The UK Government needs to do a great deal more to live up to its responsibilities to avert the devastating impacts of climate change, which ironically pose a direct threat to our low-lying coastal areas where fracking companies want to operate.”
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Shale gas ranks among the least sustainable sources of electricity, according to research from a team of Manchester scientists.
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