UK government increases total fracking licences by 50%
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...