UKOOG welcomes the decision by Nottingham County Council's Planning and Licensing Committee’s for a hydrocarbon wellsite in North Nottinghamshire

15 November 2016

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKOOG said:

"UKOOG, the representative body for onshore oil and gas industry, is pleased that Nottinghamshire County Council's Planning and Licensing Committee has granted planning consent for IGas' application to develop a hydrocarbon wellsite and drill up to two exploratory wells in Misson Springs, North Nottinghamshire. This follows the successful applications for onshore oil and gas developments in North Yorkshire and Lancashire and shows positive momentum towards finding out what natural gas resources we have beneath our feet that can be developed for the good of the whole of the UK. 84% of our homes use gas for heating and by 2035 four fifths of that gas will come from outside the UK – that is why this is important"