Roads to close for up to two months as Rathlin Energy begins tests at West Newton

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Road closed to Rathlin Energy’s West Newton oil and gas site in East Yorkshire, 10 June 2019. Photo: used with the owner’s consent

Rathlin Energy said today two roads and sections of footpaths had been closed again as work resumed at its East Yorkshire well site.

The closure, under a temporary traffic order, is expected to last for up to eight weeks. It coincided with the delivery of equipment to the site at West Newton.

Rathlin said in a statement a wireline unit would be used to carry out logging in the second well at the site. The operation would be followed by the main phase of testing, it said.

“The testing operation is planned to take approximately 4-8 weeks and the road closure will remain in place for the duration of these works.”

The roads were first closed in June 2019. The current traffic order came into effect on 1 July 2019 and lasts for up to 18 months. It is administered by Rathlin Energy contractors.

The company said access would remain open at all times to pedestrians and vehicles going to properties on the closed roads.

The order covers all of Pipers Lane and Fosham Road along with 100m of footpaths leading to the roads.

Update on 7/8/2019: Reports from West Newton say the roads are currently open and no work is underway on the site.

Categories: Industry

2 replies »

  1. Situation already changed Ruth.Road opened, fencing removed, ha ha total debarkle re vehicle tasked with moving fence panels, wrong number plates etc.

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