UK government increases total fracking licences by 50%

By Kasia Patel
Published: Friday, 18 December 2015

The UK government is driving ahead with its plans to ensure UK energy security, placing emphasis on the importance of fracking. It has now offered Cuadrilla additional exploration licences in England, which the company plans to study extensively over the next year.

The UK government has awarded additional hydraulic fracturing (fracking) licences to 14 companies as part of its drive to encourage energy security.

The new licences are part of the second release of the government’s 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licencing Round, and included 93 licences for the exploration of 159 blocks...

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