Fracking: Most people 'open-minded', says Cuadrilla
31 July 2013 Last updated at 09:20 BST
Campaigners are continuing to protest plans for exploratory drilling in the village of Balcombe in Sussex, which could lead to the process of fracking to reach oil reserves.
Oil exploration company Cuadrilla wants to drill there but says it will apply for a fracking license if conventional drilling reveals a need for such a technique. So far, more than 20 protestors have been arrested.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt, Cuadrilla's chief executive Francis Egan said that they would listen to public opinion on the issue.
But he said that from his previous experience, "people's views can and do change".