The maximum strength of tremors induced by new fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site has been estimated at 3.1ML, the company said in a document published today.
The government appears to be standing firm against industry pressure for a review of the regulations on earth tremors caused by fracking.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
Two-thirds of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well was not fracked during a nine-week operation last autumn, according to reports that the company, Cuadrilla, tried to keep secret.
A parliamentary group is seeking expert evidence on earthquakes caused by fracking.
A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
The regulation and impact of induced earth tremors accounted for more than a third of the parliamentary answers about fracking from the energy minister this week.