More than a third of damage reports following the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earthquake in Lancashire last year were from one town, according to data released this week.
One of the UK’s leading seismologists says more shale gas wells must be fracked to assess the risk from tremors.
Lancashire residents are demanding to know whether emergency planners have updated the risks from Cuadrilla’s shale gas site following the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earth tremor.
The British Geological Survey has revised upwards the intensity of the UK’s most powerful fracking-induced earth tremor from “strong” to “slightly damaging”.
An expert in hydraulic fracturing warned Cuadrilla and UK regulators in the days before fracking began near Blackpool that the operation would probably cause earth tremors.
Anti-fracking campaigners have reacted with concern to news that the British Geological Survey (BGS) signed a non-disclosure agreement with Cuadrilla over access to operational data.
The largest earth tremor induced by fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool was recorded this evening.
UK shale gas reserves may be “markedly lower than previously thought”, according to research published today.
As geologists continue to disagree about the cause of the Surrey earthquakes, a local MP has urged the government to investigate any link with oil operations.
Data from Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool has confirmed that the company vented the powerful greenhouse gas, methane, while it was testing the well last month.