Decision on fracking in North Yorkshire

It's been recommended that permission be granted to Third Energy to frack for shale gas on the edge of the village of Kirby Misperton.

A meeting is taking place in Northallerton to make a final decision on whether fracking should now go ahead.

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UKOOG welcomes fracking decision in North Yorkshire

UKOOG - United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas - has welcomed the decision by the planning committee of North Yorkshire County Council to approve fracking for Shale Gas at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton well.

“UKOOG welcomes the decision that has been taken today by North Yorkshire County Council, which helps to dispel many of the misleading claims that have been made about this application, as well as the process of hydraulic fracturing more generally.

We look forward to Third Energy being able to conduct a test to see how much gas is under this area of North Yorkshire to power and heat homes and businesses.”

– Ken Cronin, UKOOG

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