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Lancashire: Cuadrilla Creeping Consent

Lancashire: Cuadrilla Creeping Consent

Cuadrilla executives haven’t worn their cute little helmets and blue jump suits for a while. Instead they are back at the planning office asking for permissions. This represents an unprecedented opportunity for local people, in fact everyone to get involved […]

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Australia residents beat off Scottish gas drillers

After a combative stand off between residents of Fullerton Cove, Australia and gas company Dart Energy, the company has been forced to stop drilling. Dart – which also recently applied for planning permission to drill 22 new wells in Airth, […]

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Frack Attack: Application For Britain`s First Unconventional Gas Development

Frack Attack: Application For Britain`s First Unconventional Gas Development

  • First application for unconventional gas production in UK
  • Submitted by Dart Energy in Falkirk And Stirling
  • 14 new and 2 existing well sites
  • 22 new coal bed methane wells
  • About 20 km of pipelines
  • 1 waste outfall into Firth of Forth
  • 1 gas processing facility
  • Plans for up to 600 more wells in area
  • Beginning of massive attach on countryside

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Lord Browne bails out Cuadrilla

Lord Browne bails out Cuadrilla

Is Cuadrilla Resources – the UK’s first fracking company – running short of ready cash? A report by part-owner AJ Lucas shows Cuadrilla has spent $88m on developing its sites in Lancashire and Sussex (p 187). This is $5m more […]

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Shares slump at Cuadrilla owner as Aus tax bill looms

Shares slump at Cuadrilla owner as Aus tax bill looms

Shares in Cuadrilla part-owner AJ Lucas have slumped almost 50% after company documents revealed it had an unpaid $40m AUS tax bill. In a announcement to the Australian stock exchange AJ Lucas notes that a ‘funding shortfall’ together with a […]

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Geomechanical Study Of Bowland Shale Seismicity, Cuadrilla Resources (2011)

Geomechanical Study Of Bowland Shale Seismicity, Cuadrilla Resources (2011)

The plot below shows a clear correlation between Cuadrillas fracking operations at Preese Hall Lancashire and sesimic activity in the area. The small circles are seismic events. By looking at the right hand axes you can see their size. The […]

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Fracking on trial: the verdict

A woman from Bristol who climbed a drilling rig in a protest against fracking in December last year was today found guilty under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act at Preston Magistrates Court. She was ordered to pay a […]

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Lawfulness of Cuadrilla’s fracking operation remains in doubt

Yesterday, three people were on trial for a second day at Preston Magistrates Court following their action which shut down Cuadrilla Resources’ hydraulic fracturing site beside the Ribble Estuary in Lancashire in December 2011. Two of the defendants went free […]

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