The government has given some details of what would be needed to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
Cuadrilla’s major investor, A J Lucas, has said up to 72 lateral wells could be drilled from a shale gas site like Preston New Road, near Blackpool.
As the government announces a second moratorium on fracking because of earth tremor risks, DrillOrDrop looks back at key events in the past eight years. Please let us know about any important headlines we have missed.
The pro-fracking group, Lancashire For Shale, which has backed Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, is reportedly being disbanded.
The British Geological Survey has revised upwards the intensity of the UK’s most powerful fracking-induced earth tremor from “strong” to “slightly damaging”.
People living around Cuadrilla’s shale gas site reported shaking buildings and windows last night from a 2.1ML tremor.
More earth tremors overnight were strong enough to stop fracking for a second time this month at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.