This post tracks earth tremors induced by the second phase of fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.
This month, Cuadrilla is expected to begin fracking its second well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, and more drilling could get underway at the Horse Hill site in Surrey.
A new study has found no clear links between the recent swarm of earth tremors in Surrey and local oil drilling activity.
Two scientists have said the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors could be relaxed with little risk to people.
The government’s new shale regulator, announced last spring, has three members of staff, at a cost of £75,000, operates “virtually” and has no powers, the energy minister has said.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, confirmed that some equipment from its Preston New Road site near Blackpool was being demobilised today.
The largest earth tremor linked to fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire felt like a “car hitting a building at speed”, Lancashire councillors were told today.