UK fracking firm cancels Cheshire drilling

Fracking company IGas has announced it will not be drilling in Cheshire. In a statement, the company said it won’t drill for coal bed methane at Duttons Lane and Salters Lane. It […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Fracking company IGas has announced it will not be drilling in Cheshire.

In a statement, the company said it won’t drill for coal bed methane at Duttons Lane and Salters Lane.

It had previously received planning permission for the projects.

A spokesperson from the firm said: “Having considered some early results from this recently acquired 3D seismic survey and following a review of its coal bed methane (CBM) exploration work programme in the area, IGas has concluded that the sites at Duttons Lane and Salters Lane do not meet its criteria for commercial CBM development. IGas has therefore decided not to progress with these CBM exploration wells under the current planning permissions.”

According to the government’s latest survey, there is more opposition than support for fracking in the country.