‘Fracking’ bid at two new sites

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GAS exploration company Cuadrilla today unveiled plans to carry out fracking at two new Lancashire sites.

The firm has earmarked new exploration sites in the parishes of Treales, Roseacre and Wharles, and Westby with-


Cuadrilla was today informing local residents of the plans and has set plans in motion to apply to Lancashire County Council for permission to drill up to four wells on each of the two sites. It could be a year before fracking actually begins.

The first site, at Roseacre Wood, is located to the south of the village of Roseacre. and the second is located north of Preston New Road (the A583), to the west of Little Plumpton.

Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan said: “This is a significant step. We know there’s a lot of gas in the ground and we need to know how much gas will flow out.”

FRACKING: A worker at one of Cuadrilla's sites

FRACKING: A worker at one of Cuadrilla's sites