Cuadrilla flares first shale gas

Shale gas has flowed to the surface at Cuadrilla’s fracked well at Preston New Road near Blackpool, the company said this  lunchtime. The news, described by Cuadrilla as “significant” and “providing early encouragement”, follows its complaints earlier this week that rules on earthquakes caused by fracking were too strict and could “strangle” the UK industry. The company has distributed a video showing the gas being burnt in a flare on the site.

The pro-fracking group, Lancashire for Shale, said the gas flow was a “real credit to the expertise and tenacity of Cuadrilla.”                          The opposition campaign group, Frack Free Lancashire, said Cuadrilla was desperate to give investors some good news after fracking at Preston New Road had caused more than 30 earth tremors.

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Cuadrilla says UK fracking rules risk ‘strangling’ it

The head of the energy company that is seeking to become the first in the UK to start commercial fracking for gas has warned the government that its regulatory system risks “strangling” the nascent industry. Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla, called on the government to relax operating rules that have forced the company to halt work several times after it unleashed earth tremors at its fracking site in northern England.

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READ EGAN'S DEMAND

Francis Egan and Claire Perry are trying to dismiss the seismic activity at Preston New Road because it hasn’t been felt at the surface – but that isn’t what we should be worrying about. If anyone is talking to the media about the earthquakes, please make the point in this meme as often as you can. Please share around your networks too.

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Claire (I know nothing about Fracking)Perry

For how much longer can the Tory party refute the facts? Claire Perry keeps trumpeting on about how  frustrated she is that people ignore the science associated with fracking. I have some news for her – here’s the science. Now follow it.

Despite UK Government and fracking company claims, the Advertising Standards Authority find that fracking IS inconsistent with climate change. Fracked gas is NOT a bridging fuel, it is NOT cleaner than coal. Cuadrilla and Claire Perry take note (it’s more of that pesky science that Claire Perry doesn’t understand. It’s not like banking where you can change the figures to fit today’s lie, science doesn’t care if you don’t like the answer). 

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Fracking Company Cuadrilla Breached Environmental Regulations Seven Times in 10 Months

Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has breached environmental permits multiple times and failed to disclose full details of technical issues at its Lancashire site, a DeSmog UK investigation has found.  The company breached its environmental permits seven times in 10 months in 2017, analysis of Freedom of Information requests and publicly available Environment Agency Compliance Assessment Reports shows.

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