Shale gas has flowed to the surface at Cuadrilla’s fracked well at Preston New Road near Blackpool, the company said this lunchtime.
Councillors and campaigners in Lancashire are calling on the government to halt fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas near Blackpool following a series of earth tremors of increasing strength.
The British Geological Survey has reported a 0.5 magnitude earth tremor this afternoon near Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the edge of Blackpool. There was also a 0.4M tremor and two micro-seismic events.
Campaigners have raised concerns about links between the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month and his family’s business in supplying the oil and gas industry.
Campaigners in Lancashire are planning a national climate rally near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site later this month.
Cuadrilla has announced it expects to begin fracking near Blackpool in the next week.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking operation in Lancashire complained that they were “kettled” by police while two convoys delivered equipment to the site early this morning.