Cuadrilla applies for government consent to frack second Lancs shale gas well

The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, announced this afternoon it had applied to the government for consent to frack its second horizontal well at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.

The application, which was expected, comes 10 days after the company was granted fracking consent for the first well by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. That consent was announced on 24 July 2018 on the final day before the parliamentary summer holiday. DrillOrDrop report

The second well, drilled through the Upper Bowland shale at an approximate depth of 2,100m below the surface, extends laterally for some 750 metres. It was completed in mid-July

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