Cuadrilla has confirmed it has started the first frack of a horizontal shale gas well today at its site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
The decision on whether Cuadrilla can drill and frack up to four shale gas wells at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool, is expected early in January 2019, according to the Planning Inspectorate.
Campaigners in Lancashire are planning a national climate rally near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site later this month.
People will be able to view seismic monitoring data from around Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site, the company said today.
A crowd of about 60 people, many holding red Lancashire roses, gathered outside the law courts in Preston this morning, where four men who took part in an anti-fracking protest are to be sentenced for public nuisance offences.
The Oil and Gas Authority has cleared the way for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
Lancashire Police said today it was using drones to film the area around Cuadrilla’s fracking site.