EDF sells its only gas-fired power station in the UK to investor EIG

The British supplier sold its only gas-fired power station in the UK, West Burton B station in Nottinghamshire, for an undisclosed sum

West Burton C gas-fired power station granted development consent

The Planning Inspectorate has given the go ahead following an application submitted by EDF Energy (Thermal Generation) Ltd on 30th April 2019

Thumbs up for two shale gas drilling projects in Nottinghamshire

IGas Energy has been given the go-ahead for two shale gas development projects in Nottinghamshire. It has been given the right to drill exploratory wells off Springs Road, Mission in Bassetlaw – a former Cold War missile launch site – and between Barnby Moor and Blyth. No fracking is included as part of the developments. […]

INEOS eyes shale gas reserves in Nottinghamshire

A Swiss petrochemicals firm has confirmed it will look for shale gas reserves in the East Midlands. INEOS has formally notified Nottinghamshire County Council of its plans to undertake 3D seismic surveys across the region over the next six months. The scans will help INEOS gain a better understanding of the geology and rock formations below the […]

INEOS confirms seismic shale survey in East Midlands

INEOS has confirmed it intends to undertake a seismic survey in the East Midlands. Nottinghamshire County Council has received formal notification from the company for the 3D survey across parts of Nottinghamshire for six months, starting in June. INEOS submitted details about the survey, which extend into Derbyshire and Rotterham, covering an area of around […]

Final decision on Nottinghamshire shale drilling to be made next year

The final planning consent for a shale gas project in Nottinghamshire is expected to be completed by the end of January 2017. Nottinghamshire County Council’s Planning and Licensing Committee approved plans by company IGas to drill in the region’s first exploratory shale gas wells on land off Springs Road, Misson in Bassetlaw in November. No […]

Nottinghamshire Council approves shale gas drilling

A project to drill for shale gas in Nottinghamshire has been given the go-ahead by the council. IGas Energy plans to drill two exploratory wells in Mission Springs in North Nottinghamshire. However, the council said 37 planning conditions and a legal agreement have been imposed and the proposals do not include fracking. The conditions relate […]

T time for power lines

A new addition to the British landscape was unveiled yesterday, which could become as common place as hedgerows and cows. Yep, National Grid’s first new T-plyon was erected in Nottinghamshire. The first of the new style pylons which at 35 metres is a third shorter than conventional pylons, was put up at the National Grid […]

Gas plant protestors slammed for “wasting” taxpayers’ money

Protestors who scaled the chimneys of a new Nottinghamshire gas plant to raise concerns over a “dash for gas” have been drubbed for wasting more than £200,000 of taxpayers’ money. Early yesterday morning police were called to the scene when around 20 activists climbed the outer walls and abseiled down the inside of two enormous […]

Five cooling towers demolished in Nottinghamshire

Five cooling towers were demolished at Nottinghamshire’s High Marnham coal power station yesterday. Neil Riley, Head of Generation Development for E.ON UK, which owns the site said the towers were removed to prevent them from being dangerous. He said: “I know the announcement of the final demolition timetable will be met with sadness by the […]