Two years after the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earthquake, there’s no agreement on how to manage shale gas risks, an exploration company said today.
Centrica is giving up its stake in Cuadrilla’s shale gas licence in the Fylde near Blackpool.
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.
Complex geology in one of the UK’s leading shale gas regions places a major constraint on exploration and production, scientists have concluded.
Cuadrilla’s Australian investor has suggested that the shale gas company will be looking at new exploration sites next year.
Cuadrilla fracked just seven times at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool last month before inducing a record-breaking earth tremor.
Oil and gas companies have been given more time to carry out work in 10 English licence areas.
Protest policing at Lancashire fracking site has “irreparably damaged community relations”, senior officer told
Regular protesters at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool have told Lancashire Police they no longer have any confidence in the force or its procedures.
Graphic of drilling through an idealised shale rock layer. Source: Cuadrilla Resource In the past few years, the locations of geological faults and even whole rock strata have moved as we learn more about the geology below Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site.
The Conservative MP whose constituency includes Cuadrilla’s fracking site has urged the government to scrap its proposals designed to speed up shale gas decisions.