Putting Lancashire First

Putting Lancashire First

Creating jobs, investment, new skills and community initiatives as a result of shale gas exploration is very important to us and, as a Lancashire based company, in 2016 we launched our “Putting Lancashire First Commitments”, publicly signed by our CEO, Francis Egan, as a firm commitment to the county which ensures that Cuadrilla puts Lancashire first in terms of the benefits shale gas exploration has to offer.

Our commitments are

  • We will increase energy security for Lancashire and Britain as we become operational
  • We will carry out our operations to the highest safety and environmental standards and communicate openly
  • We will work with local partners to promote Lancashire as a hub for the UK shale gas industry with new jobs and economic growth
  • We will prioritise Lancashire suppliers and publish the amount we are spending
  • We will support local training opportunities for young people including the National Onshore Oil and Gas College based at Blackpool & The Fylde College
  • We will share the benefits of shale gas by sponsoring educational and sporting projects and through a local community benefit scheme

We take these commitments seriously and so each quarter we publicly release our Commitments Tracker, which is independently verified.

The current figures on the right cover the period 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2019.

Did you know?

The Lancashire economy has benefited from shale by


to date (October 2019)