There will be no fracking in Britain until the third quarter of this year at the earliest after Cuadrilla admitted further delays in its efforts to find shale gas in Lancashire. The energy company said that it had successfully drilled Britain’s first horizontal shale gas well, reaching 800 metres westwards from its Preston New Road site at a depth of 2,300 metres, but added that it needed to apply to the government for permission to “frack” it. The revised timetable means that fracking is a year behind the schedule that Cuadrilla set out when it began work at the site in January 2017. It hoped to have proved the economic viability of shale gas by now.
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