Cuadrilla pulls out of Banks shale gas fracking site in Lancashire

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Fracking will not be carried out at a site in Lancashire, shale gas firm Cuadrilla has said.

But the energy company is applying to the county council for an extension to its current planning permission at Becconsall well, near Banks.

It wants to run tests to measure the pressure of the gas in the shale rock.

Gauges used to measure the pressure will be left in place for about a year.

The well will then be sealed and the site restored to its former condition.



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