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Cuadrilla applies to frack second shale gas well in Lancashire

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Cuadrilla applies to frack second shale gas well in Lancashire

Cuadrilla applies to frack second shale gas well in Lancashire
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LONDON (Reuters) - ** UK shale gas driller Cuadrilla Resources submits application to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for consent to conduct hydraulic fracturing at its second horizontal shale gas exploration well in Lancashire, it said.

** The second well at its Preston New Road site, drilled through the Upper Bowland shale at an estimated depth of 2,100 metres, was completed in mid-July, it said.

** Cuadrilla expects to start hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at Preston New Road within the next two months.

(Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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