RESPONSE TO WRITTEN MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON SHALE GAS EXPLORATION

Cuadrilla notes the Government’s written ministerial statement focusing on hydraulic fracturing operations published in the UK today. The statement establishes an effective moratorium to be maintained until compelling new evidence is provided to address concerns around the prediction and management of induced seismicity. This follows on from the publication by the Oil and Gas Authority […]

CUADRILLA CONFIRMS NEXT STEPS AT PRESTON NEW ROAD SITE

Leading onshore exploration operator Cuadrilla is to begin flow testing its second horizontal shale gas well at the UK’s flagship hydraulic fracturing site. The operator said the latest work programme at Preston New Road (PNR), Lancashire, also included demobilising hydraulic fracturing equipment. Chief Executive Officer Francis Egan explained: “Our second horizontal shale well was partially […]

Statement on rainwater removal from Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site

Due to sustained heavy rainfall and localised flooding in the surrounding fields, Cuadrilla has mobilised tankers to our exploration site at Preston New Road today to remove excess rainwater.  These vehicle movements, which are taking place outside the normal delivery hours for the site, are allowed under provisions of the transport management plan for our […]