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Markwells Wood Watch protested against the proposed oil drilling outside Portsmouth Guildhall last month

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 19th December 2016

Story by: Tamara Siddiqui


MORE THAN 2,000 objections have now been lodged against an oil company’s bid to drill four oil wells in a national park.

And there […]

Firm ‘has broken its promise’ on chemicals

Markwells Wood

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 9th of December 2016

Story by: Tamara Siddiqui


AN OIL company has been criticised for not disclosing information about chemicals despite a promise to do so over the summer.

UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) is proposing to drill for oil in Markwells Wood, […]

*UPDATE* Markwells Wood is debated at Portsmouth City Council

Site at Markwells Wood

A full meeting on the 15th November at Portsmouth City Council unanimously approved a motion embracing all parties to object to the drilling of oil and gas at Markwells Wood in South Down National Park.

Portsmouth joins Chichester City Council, Portsmouth Water and the Environment Agency, plus […]