UK gov’t gives go-ahead for fracking at Cuadrilla shale gas site in Lancashire


LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said it has given consent for hydraulic fracturing at shale gas developer Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire, subject to certain conditions.

Britain’s Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry arrives In Downing Street in London, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

“I have carefully considered Cuadrilla’s application and I am content that Hydraulic Fracturing Consent should be granted in this instance,” Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said in a statement.

Reporting by Nina Chestney, editing by David Evans

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