HU11 5DA, Rathlin Energy – West Newton ‘A’ well site information page

Closed 15 Jan 2019

Opened 14 Jan 2019


Regulation of Rathlin Energy’s West Newton ‘A’ well site

Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd holds an environmental permit for the management of mining wastes, storage of crude oil, and flaring of waste gas from the drilling and testing of wells at its West Newton ‘A’ well site. This was issued in April 2014 and varied in August 2019 and April 2020. It sets out legally binding conditions for operation covering emissions, safe storage of waste and crude oil, and flaring of gas. The permit also includes monitoring and reporting requirements.

Environmental Permit Variation

The company submitted an application to vary its permit to allow additional activities. The Environment Agency consultation on the proposed permit changes closed on 7th January 2022. We are now looking at the documents submitted by the operator in detail, as well as all consultation responses. Details can be found here:

Virtual engagement event

We ran a virtual engagement event on 16th December 2021 to answer your questions on our role in determining the environmental permit at this site. A copy of the questions and answers can be found below in 'related documents'.

A recording of the event is available to watch on YouTube:


We will update this page with information from our West Newton ‘A’ audits and site inspections. Previously, this information would only have been held at our offices on the Public Register. We hope that this is helpful in making information easier for you to access.

West Newton 'A' Wellsite
Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd
Fosham Road
East Yorkshire
HU11 5DA



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