Fracking

There has been strong opposition to the prospect of Fracking on the Isle of Wight.

Frack Free Isle of Wight is a campaign group set up to oppose fracking and the issue has been debated several times in council meetings.

Below are articles relating to Fracking on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight anti oil-drilling campaigners gain national support

zoom meeting of dont drill the wight

Anti-oil drilling campaigners on the Isle of Wight received national support during an online meeting last night, with advice and encouragement from successful challenges against fossil fuel exploration in the North of England

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 10:56am

By Vix Lowthion with 24 readers' comments

UKOG planning application in Surrey rejected by council: Shares nose-dive within minutes

ukog share price dive

At the Surrey County Council planning meeting today (Monday), the application was rejected six votes to five and UKOG's share price dived within minutes.

Monday, 29th June, 2020 5:51pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

‘Don’t Drill the Wight’ campaign launches this weekend in opposition to oil drilling

Don't Drill the Wight site - children walking through field

“Don’t Drill the Wight” is a grassroots campaign led by Islanders who oppose oil drilling on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 8:53am

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

Application for oil exploration on the Isle of Wight opens to public comment (updated)

arreton drilling ukog

Island Roads has already recommended refusal of the application by UKOG. Residents will be able to comment up until 24th July

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 5:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 28 readers' comments

Anti-fracking campaign group puts out call for artists and creatives

pencils and pad

Artwork submitted may be used on tee shirts, banners and placards, as well as on social media and other digital and conventional media

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 10:48am

By Frack Free IOW with 2 readers' comments

UKOG reveal oil drilling plans for the Isle of Wight at public meeting

arreton drilling ukog

If you weren't able to attend the UK Oil and Gas meeting yesterday to find out more about plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight, see this report from the event

Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 2:01pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Campaigners say oil drilling would be ‘catastrophic for the Isle of Wight’

anti fracking campaign meeting

Campaigners met this week to discuss upcoming plans for oil drilling on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 1:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Government announce moratorium on fracking with immediate effect: Frack Free Isle of Wight respond

Fracking

The moratorium on fracking will remain in place until there is "compelling" new evidence, say ministers

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 11:47am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

‘We do not frack, we do not need to frack’ says UK Oil & Gas CEO

stephen sanderson uk oil and gas

The Chief Executive of UK Oil & Gas PLC vehemently refutes claims made by Frack Free Isle of Wight and categorically states that UKOG do not frack and will not be fracking.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 5:51pm

By Stephen Sanderson with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Land owners urged to consider implications of leasing land to oil and gas exploration companies

Anti Fracking poster

Anti-fracking campaigners are asking Isle of Wight landowners to consider the full implications of granting leases to oil and gas exploration companies.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 3:43pm

By Stephen Davis

UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) reveal Arreton drilling plans have been delayed by another year

arreton drilling ukog

Each year since 2016, UKOG have set their sights on drilling the following year. The latest statement to the stock exchange news service claims that planning applications for drilling in the Arreton area will be submitted in the first quarter of 2019.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Call for Islanders to take part in Government consultation on fracking

frack free protest

Campaigners are calling on Islanders to write to Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely and take part in Gov consultation.

Saturday, 29th September, 2018 11:17am

By Sylvia May with one comment