A UK independent oil and gas producer has submitted a planning application to frack in North Yorkshire.
Third Energy said it would explore for gas at its site in Kirby Misperton if approved by the North Yorkshire County Council.
It is also applying to the Environment Agency to get the necessary permits for the proposed project. They include a mining waste operation permit and a groundwater activity permit.
John Dewar, Operations Director said: “Submitting this application is an important milestone in the project to establish the potential to produce gas from the ‘Bowland’ strata beneath North Yorkshire.
“We know the gas is present but it is only by actually hydraulically stimulating the rock that we can understand the potential of the gas to flow and the likely volumes that can be produced.”
Other companies that are awaiting apporval to frack in the country include Cuadrilla.