August 3, 2018 / 11:28 AM / 8 months ago

Cuadrilla applies to frack second shale gas well in Lancashire

The Cuadrilla drilling site is seen in Balcombe, southern England August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Gareth Fuller/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - ** UK shale gas driller Cuadrilla Resources submits application to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for consent to conduct hydraulic fracturing at its second horizontal shale gas exploration well in Lancashire, it said.

** The second well at its Preston New Road site, drilled through the Upper Bowland shale at an estimated depth of 2,100 metres, was completed in mid-July, it said.

** Cuadrilla expects to start hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at Preston New Road within the next two months.

Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic. Editing by Jane Merriman

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