Cuadrilla to pull out of fracking site

A shale gas site linked to two earth tremors on the Fylde coast is to close.

By Gareth Vickers
Tuesday, 17th December 2013, 10:25 am
The drill at Preese Hall Farm, Weeton
The drill at Preese Hall Farm, Weeton

In a statement, gas company Cuadrilla revealed it was pulling out of its Preese Hall site in Weeton.

The site was test-fracked in 2011, causing two earth tremors which measured 2.3 and 1.5 in magnitude.

A Cuadrilla spokesman said: “As part of its ongoing evaluation of its exploration sites in Lancashire, Cuadrilla has today announced that no further work will take place at its Preese Hall site, near Weeton.

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“The company will apply for an extension to the current planning permission, in order to allow time to seal the well and return the site to its former condition.”

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