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The BBC News reported that the DECC have said that the gas extraction technique “fracking” should continue but with stricter conditions.
The technique “fracking” involves pumping water and chemicals into shale rock at high pressure to extract gas. The government sees shale gas as a valuable energy resource for the future.
Last year the company Cuadrillla had to stop fracking at its site the Bowland Basin in Lancashire as it was thought that it had caused seismic events in the area. The process was to be reviewed by the DECC, however the DECC expert review published yesterday concludes that it is safe to resume hydraulic fracturing provided that the recommended operating procedures are followed.
Cuadrilla’s Chief Executive Mark Miller said: We are pleased that the experts have come to a clear conclusion that it is safe to allow us to resume hydraulic fracturing, following the procedures outlined in the review.
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The Independent reported today that Lord Browne former Chief Exec of BP and now Director of Cuadrilla (a shale gas fracking company) in an interview has said that Lancashire has the potential to be the capital of Europe’s emerging shale gas industry, which in theory could help to create as many as 50,000 jobs across the UK.
“My own view is that Lancashire has huge potential … If they had the will they could perhaps become the centre of shale gas for Europe, much as Aberdeen became the centre of oil and gas for Europe. It is not inconceivable,” Lord Browne told The Independent.
However the UK’s sole operational fracking site located near Blackpool and run by Cuadrilla was suspended last June. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is examining the report and said it expected to make a decision “soon” on the future of fracking at the Cuadrilla site and across the UK. Fracking is known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking is the process used to dislodge natural gas from shale by blasting a mixture of sand, water and chemicals into the rock.
Lord Browne, who is hopeful that the Government will approve Cuadrilla’s plans to resume fracking, said the shale gas industry “will be of enormous benefit to the nation if it works out well. We could potentially double the reserves of gas in the UK, we could add 50,000 jobs maybe, and probably even reduce the price of gas.”
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A waste recycling plant is set to be opened in Darwen, Lancashire, pending approval by the council, reports the BBC.
SITA UK, who are developing the £5 million site believe the project will create up to 30 jobs at a site on Lower Eccleshill Road. The Materials Recycling Facility is designed to sort 35,000 tonnes of material annually, including plastic, cans, card and paper from Lancashire commercial businesses, rather than household waste.
The plans for the site are expected to be sent to the Council by the end of August in order to develop the facility as soon as possible. The facility will allow for materials to be unloaded, sorted and bailed within the site, excluding glass, which will have to be sorted outside in a specially designed area.
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