Cuadrilla begin fracking their second well as BEIS reiterate support for shale

15 August 2019

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG), said:

"We're delighted with today's news that Cuadrilla have begun hydraulically fracturing the second well at their Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

"The operations begin as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy reiterate their support for shale gas exploration in the UK, an industry that will see new jobs, tax revenues and supply chain income benefiting both the communities that host development and our national economy.

"UK shale gas also has the potential to benefit our climate, possessing half the production, processing and transport emissions of the imported LNG we as a nation are becoming ever more reliant on.

"Now is the time to build on the work Cuadrilla are doing and back British industry, for our energy security, economy and environment."

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