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Cuadrilla Resources

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UK fracking company announces major milestone 04 April 2018

On April 3, Cuadrilla Resources said it had completed drilling the UK’s first horizontal well into a shale gas formation at a site in Lancashire, as a prelude to starting hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations from the site this summer. The company said it has discovered a "very sizeable quantity" of natural gas at the Preston New Road site....

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Unpublished UK government report lowers fracking expectations 13 February 2018

The UK government does not expect a fracking boom on the scale originally predicted, according to confidential Cabinet Office projections seen by Unearthed, the Greenpeace UK website. The government’s unreleased Implementation Unit Report on Shale Gas foresees only 155 wells drilled by 2025, against projections of thousands of wells from the shale gas industry as recently as 2012....

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Friends of the Earth banned from repeating misleading fracking claims in the UK 04 January 2017

The environmental charity Friends of the Earth (FOE) has been ordered not to repeat misleading claims it made in an anti-fracking leaflet, the UK Advertising Standards Authority watchdog announced on January 4. The leaflet claimed fracking chemicals could pollute drinking water and cause cancer and implied the process increases rates of asthma....

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UK Government overturns Lancashire council fracking veto 06 October 2016

UK Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced on October 6 that he had overturned Lancashire county council’s rejection of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at the Little Plumpton shale gas site at Preston New Road following an appeal by site operator Cuadrilla Resources. The council cited visual impact and noise when it turned down the company’s two planning applications to frack on the Fylde peninsula last year....

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UK Government to have final say on Lancashire fracking projects 30 November 2015

The UK Government has said it will intervene in the confrontation over proposals for two fracking projects in Lancashire. On November 26, Lancashire County Council was informed by the Department for Communities and Local Government that Secretary of State Greg Clark will use the "recovery" process that gives him the power to make the final decision on a planning application following an appeal....

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UK government awards 27 new onshore oil and gas licences 18 August 2015

The Oil & Gas Authority, part of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, confirmed on August 18 that 27 licences from the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round had been formally offered to companies, giving the green light to large-scale shale oil and gas development in the UK....

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Lancashire County Council blocks Cuadrilla fracking application 29 June 2015

An application to start fracking at a site in Lancashire, in the north west of England, was rejected by councillors on June 29. Energy firm Cuadrilla wanted to extract shale gas at the Little Plumpton site between Preston and Blackpool. LCC rejected the bid on the grounds of "unacceptable noise impact" and the "adverse urbanising effect on the landscape"....

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UK local authority recommends approval for Cuadrilla fracking permit 15 June 2015

Shale gas developer Cuadrilla Resources received a boost in its plan to start fracking in north west England on June 15 when local government recommended that its application to drill up to four exploration wells should be granted. The company's project at Preston New Road near Blackpool could become Britain's first shale gas production site....

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UK parliamentary committee calls for fracking ban 26 January 2015

A committee of MPs in the UK’s parliament has called for a moratorium on fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.The government's drive for shale gas should be put on hold because it would lead to more reliance on fossil fuels, the Environmental Audit Committee said....

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Cuadrilla announces successful completion of Balcombe drilling operations 26 September 2013

On September 23, UK onshore oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla confirmed the success of its initial drilling operations in West Sussex. The company said it had started the removal of drilling equipment from the site and expected to have removed all equipment by September 28....

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