Shale gas regulators have cleared the way for the second phase of fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, near Blackpool, the company said today.
This month, Cuadrilla began fracking its second well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. 12 days later it was ordered to stop after causing the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor.
A consultation opened today into a new change to the environmental permit at Cuadrilla’s fracking site – just five days after the Environment Agency approved the previous variations.
Cuadrilla has got the go-ahead to pipe rain water falling on its fracking site near Blackpool into a local brook.
Some of the waste flowback fluid from Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire was taken to a treatment centre in Leeds, the Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed.
An oil exploration well in one of the most sensitive parts of the country has lacked scrutiny because of legal loopholes.
The operation to identify a water zone in Angus Energy’s Brockham sidetrack well in Surrey has been estimated by the company to take up to 10 weeks.