A worker is seen on the Cuadrilla drilling site in Balcombe, southern England

Cuadrilla gets UK go-ahead for shale gas in Lancashire: only the UK’s second permit

Britain’s government approved its second-ever shale gas fracking permit last week, overruling a local authority decision and boosting the country’s position as Europe’s most promising shale gas exploration ground. Communities and Local Government Minister Sajid Javid gave the go-ahead for Cuadrilla Resources to carry out hydraulic fracturing at a site in northwest England. The approval…

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UK’s new government likely to push shale gas; aided by Brexit

As new UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government prepares to take the UK out of the European Union, it’s likely to promote one technology shunned by most nations on the mainland — fracking. May, her predecessor David Cameron, and newly appointed members of her cabinet including former Energy Secretary Amber Rudd have supported hydraulic fracturing of Britain’s shale…

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Rejection of shale proposal a ‘set-back for shale gas exploration’ in UK – legal expert

Cuadrilla Resources’ plans for shale gas exploration at a site between Preston and Blackpool have been rejected by local councillors. The move will be “viewed as a considerable set-back for shale gas exploration in England”, an expert has said. The energy company had applied for permission to conduct drilling, hydraulic fracturing and gas flow testing…

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Pressured Lancashire councillors delay decision on key UK shale gas permit again

British officials have adjourned until Monday the process for deciding whether to grant shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources a project planning permit in northwest England. If approved, the shale gas project at Preston New Road near Blackpool could become Britain’s first producing shale gas site, should the testing stage demonstrate commercial viability. A decision was…

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One Cuadrilla shale gas site in UK gets go ahead from local planners; second site refused

Proposals for fracking for shale gas at a site in Lancashire should be approved, planning officers have recommended. Lancashire County Council published reports with recommendations on planning applications from shale company Cuadrilla to develop two new sites between Preston and Blackpool to explore for shale gas by drilling, fracking and testing the flow of gas.…

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