Onshore oil and gas industry disappointed by LCC decision

25 June 2015

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKOOG, said today:

"We are saddened Lancashire County Council has rejected this application but it was expected given the officials' report. The objections to this development are on narrow local, site specific issues related to traffic and on all the substantive environmental and safety matters relating to drilling of the well and hydraulic fracturing, the officials supported this application."



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About UKOOG:

UKOOG is the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry, including exploration, production and storage. The organisation's objectives are to enhance the profile of the onshore industry, promote better and more open dialogue with key stakeholders, deliver industry wide initiatives and programmes and to ensure standards in safety, the environment and operations are maintained to the highest possible level. Membership is open to all companies active in the onshore industry including those involved in the supply chain.