People in Lancashire know more about the county’s burgeoning ‘fracking’ industry, a new study has claimed.
The research commissioned by Cuadrilla Resources, the company behind the controversial gas extraction, said 64 per cent of people polled in West Lancashire, Fylde and Blackpool said they were “more knowledgeable” about the process.
Half said they support the continued exploration work being carried out by Cuadrilla at three rigs at Singleton, Weeton and Westby on the Fylde and Banks, between Preston and Southport.
The study also showed 50 per cent “strongly support” or “support” continued exploration with a quarter saying they “strongly oppose” or “oppose” the work.
Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan said: “A well-informed community can have the constructive public discourse this industry needs.”
The research was carried out by BritainThinks through a telephone poll of 500 people.