Cuadrilla’s Australian investor has said it continues to give the shale gas company its “full support” in the face of a moratorium on fracking announced two days ago.
The business minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, has confirmed that Cuadrilla will not be allowed to resume fracking at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool until last month’s record-breaking tremor has been investigated.
A new study has found no clear links between the recent swarm of earth tremors in Surrey and local oil drilling activity.
Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it had resumed fracking after a tiny tremor was recorded near its Preston New Road fracking site.
Cuadrilla had to stop fracking again this morning because of another earth tremor – the biggest recorded so far.
Lancashire Police has said its operations at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool will cost an extra £450,000 a month.
Summary of recent activity on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including applications, consents and withdrawals.