A newspaper article in North Yorkshire led to speculation during the weekend that gas company, Third Energy, had already carried out test fracks at its Kirby Misperton well site.
Opponents of plans by IGas to test its well at Ellesmere Port say more than 2,200 people have objected to the scheme, due to be decided later this month.
Researchers at Edinburgh University have warned that cost of waste treatment and a shortage of specialist facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK.
Cuadrilla has been allowed to change controls on fracking and flaring at its shale gas site near Blackpool.
The two sides in the fight over plans to frack at a second site in Lancashire meet tomorrow morning (31 October 2017).
Opponents of Third Energy’s plans to frack a well in North Yorkshire blocked the road either side of the site entrance early this morning with wooden platforms.
The shale gas operator that intends to frack at Kirby Misperton by Christmas has failed to file its company accounts on time for the second year running.