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‘I’m disappointed that as a society we’re considering letting the oil drill go ahead’

The Site at Markwells Wood in South Downs National Park

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 27th of July 2017


As UK Oil and Gas prepares to re-submit its application to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park, Emsworth author and features writer Simon Newman asks whether ‘grubbing around […]

Markwells Wood Watch Public Meeting

Date: Monday, 10th July 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: St. John’s Church Hall (Opposite the Harvester) 120 Redhill Road Rowlands Castle PO9 6DF


Markwells Wood Watch, Campaigning against oil development in the National Park

In its half-year annual accounts , UKOG have outlined plans for submitting another application at Markwells Wood. We expect this […]

For and against: Should UK Oil and Gas drill for oil near Rowlands Castle?

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 19th May 2017

Story by Tamara Siddiqui


IT’S BEEN the subject of debate for nine months, but what are the arguments for and against UK Oil and Gas’ proposal to drill for oil near Rowlands Castle?

TAMARA SIDDIQUI spoke to the company and those campaigning against […]