IGas set to apply for more UK shale gas licences

IGas is set to apply for more licences to ‘frack’ in the UK. It announced today “work is progressing” with a number of partners on submitting applications to extract shale […]

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By Vicky Ellis

IGas is set to apply for more licences to ‘frack’ in the UK.

It announced today “work is progressing” with a number of partners on submitting applications to extract shale gas in “various blocks” in the Government’s next (14th) round of onshore licensing.

Applications close on 28 October.

It also pencilled in plans to reveal its initial estimates for how much gas it reckons there is in the East Midlands, as well as the first results from research on how much there could be at Barton Moss.

Its site at Barton Moss near Manchester was the focus for a large, protracted protest last year.

In the next two weeks, IGas will start 2D seismic scanning in the North West, it added.