Cuadrilla to Resume UK Fracking Operation

UK-based Cuadrilla has begun drilling a pilot well onshore in the north of England as a first step towards testing the commerciality of shale gas production in the UK. It has permission to drill four horizontal wells which it will hydraulically fracture, in the hope of releasing vast amounts of natural gas for sale into an import-dependent market, following the success story of shale gas production in the US.

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