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Cuadrilla Resources

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UK regulator withdraws requirement to decommission remaining shale gas wells 05 April 2022

The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) announced on March 31 that it has withdrawn a notice that required Cuadrilla Resources, the only company licensed to carry out fracking in the UK, to decommission its shale gas wells by June 2022. Cuadrilla now has until the end of June 2023 to evaluate options for two sites, but if no credible re-use plans are in place by then, it is expected that the decommissioning requirements will be re-imposed....

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Earth tremor risk halts UK fracking plans 14 November 2019

On November 2, the UK government imposed an indefinite suspension on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations due to fears about earth tremor risk. The government announced the suspension after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said it was impossible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by shale gas extraction....

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UK fracking halted as government withdraws support 04 November 2019

The UK government has imposed an indefinite suspension on fracking operations due to fears about earthquakes. The government announced the suspension on November 2 after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said it was impossible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by shale gas extraction....

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Earth tremors shut down UK fracking operation 27 August 2019

Cuadrilla Resources has halted operations at its Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire after a series of seismic events. The shutdown comes less than a week after Cuadrilla started fracking its second well on the site after abandoning the first well following multiple shutdowns due to tremors....

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UK government gives Cuadrilla green light to start fracking at Lancashire site 25 July 2018

Shale gas developer Cuadrilla has been given the green light by the UK government to start hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire. This is the first time the energy ministry has issued a fracking permit since the new shale gas regulatory regime was introduced....

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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....