- Europa Oil & Gas said the Environment Agency on 15 February decided to award the company with an environmental permit for drilling and testing the Holmwood exploration well in PEDL 143 at Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane, Surrey.

Hugh Mackay CEO said: 'We are pleased to have reached this important stage in the environmental permitting process. Whilst we are still in the determination process and a final decision has not been made, it is nonetheless positive that the Environmental Agency is inclined to approve. We look forward to the outcome of the consultation process and will keep shareholders updated.'

At 9:37am: [LON:EOG] Europa Oil Gas Holdings PLC share price was +0.28p at 4.13p

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