Navigating towards permission

A streamlined regulatory and planning regime for shale is being put in place but public opinion will still have the final say, reports Alex Marshall

The regulatory and planning regime for shale gas is one that, at first glance, appears daunting, involving up to twelve permissions from a range of different bodies.

Planning practice guidance for onshore oil and gas

A company first needs rights to explore an area for gas, available by obtaining a Petroleum and Exploration Development licence.

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