Exploration & Production

Cuadrilla to start fracking tests at Preston New Road site

Cuadrilla will start fracking tests in Lancashire within the next seven days, the company has said
By Staff reporter 5 October 2018 0 32801

UK oil and gas company Cuadrilla said on Friday that it will start fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire within the next week.

The company aims to test gas flow rates, which will take about three months for each exploration well. Results from the six-month test period are expected in the first quarter of next year, Cuadrilla said.

“The start of hydraulic fracturing is the final milestone in the journey to assessing the flow rates of natural gas from our Lancashire...