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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
The Cuadrilla drilling site is seen in Balcombe, southern England August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Gareth Fuller/Pool   -   Copyright  POOL New(Reuters)

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)