Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKOOG – the UK trade association for the onshore oil and gas industry – said: “We are pleased that Nottinghamshire’s planning and licensing committee has granted planning consent for the I-Gas application.
“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”.
The decision further highlights the growing gap on onshore energy between Scotland the UK.
North of the border, the SNP imposed a ‘temporary’ moratorium in January 2015 on all such planning applications for onshore oil and gas (shale energy) exploration.
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