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.