PNR Environment Agency Permits

On Thursday 10th December 2020, the BBC published an inaccurate story, without comment from Cuadrilla, stating that “The UK’s only fracking firm Cuadrilla has relinquished its permission to test drill in Lancashire.” The facts are that we surrendered these licences more than 6 months ago and the Environment Agency are only registering that now. As […]


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 […]