New fracking wells planned

A company drilling for shale gas on the Fylde coast says it will drill at two new sites, and drill a total of eight new wells.

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Fracking boss: we're committed to being a good neighbour

The Chief Executive of the company behind fracking in Lancashire has said his company are "committed to being a good neighbour".

Francis Egan, Chief Executive of Cuadrilla, said:

“We’ve been working hard to assess our site options and have undertaken extensive technical and geological analysis.As a result of this work, we have decided to focus on just two sites at this time.

"This will allow us to reduce the potentialimpact on the local area during exploration while still gathering the important information we need to determine howmuch gas could be recovered.

"We’re committed to being a good neighbour and to talking with the community at everystage of the process.”

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Proposed fracking at two new sites

The sites are at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Credit: ITV Granada

Energy company Cuadrilla intends to drill at two new sites in Lancashire.

A statement said:

"The company intends to apply for planningpermission to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells on each of the sites".