Ministers “unlawful” to dismiss underground gas store

A decision to refuse consent for a giant gas store in underground caverns in Lancashire was ruled “unlawful” by the High Court. Halite Energy had applied to store up to 600 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas at Preesall near Preston in Lancashire. Last April the Department of Energy and Climate Change dismissed the project, […]

Lancashire underground gas storage rejected

Plans to store gas underground in Lancashire have been rejected by the Government, it announced yesterday. Officials said the project failed because it had not shown the underground salt cavern beneath the River Wyre was suitable for storing the gas. The decision is likely to cheer local residents with MP Ben Wallace leading a campaign […]