August 3, 2018 / 11:28 AM / 12 days ago

Cuadrilla applies to frack second shale gas well in Lancashire

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

** 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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