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Cuadrilla to pull out of fracking site

The drill at Preese Hall Farm, Weeton

The drill at Preese Hall Farm, Weeton

 

A shale gas site linked to two earth tremors on the Fylde coast is to close.

In a statement, gas company Cuadrilla revealed it was pulling out of its Preese Hall site in Weeton.

The site was test-fracked in 2011, causing two earth tremors which measured 2.3 and 1.5 in magnitude.

A Cuadrilla spokesman said: “As part of its ongoing evaluation of its exploration sites in Lancashire, Cuadrilla has today announced that no further work will take place at its Preese Hall site, near Weeton.

“The company will apply for an extension to the current planning permission, in order to allow time to seal the well and return the site to its former condition.”

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