13 Dec '12, 9am

@DECCgovuk

Read the Written Ministerial Statement on the DECC website . Two small seismic tremors were experienced while Cuadrilla Resources was fracking for shale gas at their Preese Hall site in Lancashire in April and May 2011. Operations were suspended, and Cuadrilla submitted a geotechnical report, which concluded that the tremors were caused by fracking, and recommended how these risks could be mitigated in future operations. DECC conducted a public consultation in April and May 2012 on a review of Cuadrilla’s geotechnical report and recommendations by a panel of independent experts. That report can be found on the Oil and Gas website . Before an operator can begin hydraulic fracturing they must obtain landowner permission (if necessary), local authority planning permission and other regulatory consents including environmental permits from the Environment Agency or the Scottish...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_164/pn12_...

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