UK Oil & Gas Plc (UKOG) is holding a public engagement event on Monday 16th December 2019 to tell residents about the planning applications it intends to submit to the Isle of Wight Council in the new year.
200 square kilometres of the Island are licensed for oil extraction. UKOG CEO Stephen Sanderson has talked up the prospects, saying that Arreton has “127 million barrels of oil in place, that’s four times the oil in place of Horse Hill, so we’re potentially looking at four times the recoverable volume”. Frack Free Isle of Wight is working to raise awareness of the potential local and global impacts of UKOG’s plans. Read more about Arreton
The event is for residents and will take place at Newclose County Cricket Ground, Blackwater Road, Newport PO30 3BE, from 1pm to 8pm on 16th December. We encourage local residents to take advantage of this opportunity to quiz UKOG on their plans.