Fracking to resume at site near Blackpool after operations were suspended due to earthquakes


Fracking to resume at Cuadrilla site near Blackpool after operations were suspended due to earthquakes

Cuadrilla will start fracking again near Blackpool – months after it suspended operations due to earthquakes.

The controversial drilling method – which involves pumping a mixture of sand, water and chemicals into the earth to crack shale rock and release trapped gas – is being used by the energy group to search for gas in Lancashire. 

Cuadrilla will start fracking again at the Preston New Road site in the next two months.

Controversial: Cuadrilla will start fracking again at its Preston New Road site in the next two months

Controversial: Cuadrilla will start fracking again at its Preston New Road site in the next two months

It partially fracked a well there last year, but had to stop six times because the process triggered tiny tremors that required it to suspend activities under government rules. 

Because fracking is done at such high pressure, it can cause seismic activity.

The Government has set limits on the practice after Cuadrilla triggered an earthquake in 2011 that could be felt by nearby families.

It has asked the Government to relax the rules.



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