An aerial view of the closed shale gas extraction (fracking) well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool

13 new pictures of Blackpool's Preston New Road fracking site as a recent order to permanently seal the well has been suspended

A recent order to permanently seal the well at the Preston New Road site has been suspended whilst the energy crisis is reviewed.

By Iain Lynn
Monday, 2nd May 2022, 12:40 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd May 2022, 12:57 pm

In the latest move to open the well, chemicals and energy company Ineos have offered to drill the shale gas test site in a bid to show that fracking extraction for gas can be safe.

It comes after the Government published its energy strategy which focuses on securing UK energy supplies, as western countries consider how to reduce reliance on Russian oil and gas.

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