What do you think? Cuadrilla eyes new frack locations
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Cuadrilla Resources said it wanted to explore the full potential of Lancashire's shale gas resources at the two sites in Fylde.
The company said it would apply for planning permission to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four wells on each of the sites.
Separate applications will also be made to install two seismic arrays that would be used to monitor the hydraulic fracturing process.
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Francis Egan, Cuadrilla's chief executive, said: 'We've been working hard to assess our site options and have undertaken extensive technical and geological analysis. As a result of this work, we have decided to focus on just two sites at this time.
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'This will allow us to reduce the potential impact on the local area during exploration while still gathering the important information we need to determine how much gas could be recovered. We're committed to being a good neighbour and to talking with the community at every stage of the process.'
Cuadrilla said it had decided not to apply for permission to carry out hydraulic fracturing at another site in the area - Grange Hill - adding the existing well will be used as the base for a seismic monitor to complement the seismic arrays that would be installed around the proposed new sites.
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