Fracking company wants UK drilling laws relaxed

The chief executive of leading fracking company Cuadrilla has warned that the industry will grind to a halt in Britain, unless the Government allows it to drill under people's property without permission.

Cuadrilla chief Francis Egan told The Times (£) it would be "ridiculous" to negotiate access with every landowner.

The Barton Moss fracking site in Greater Manchester. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

Asked what would happen if the attempt to change the law failed, he said: "I don't think the industry will go ahead in the UK."

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Fracking company Cuadrilla wants drilling laws relaxed

The chief executive of leading fracking company Cuadrilla has warned that the industry will grind to a halt in Britain, unless the Government allows it to drill under people's property without permission.