United Kingdom: Energy prospectors go west to Blackpool in search of ‘shale gas’

Guardian: Blackpool could become the new Houston if an experimental "shale gas" well being drilled in the north-west of England this week turns up the same stellar results that have been seen in America. Lord Browne of Madingley, the former BP chief executive, is one of the backers of Cuadrilla Resources, which will start operations on a geological formation that stretches from Pendle Hill to the Lancashire coast near Blackpool. The well being drilled is the first of its kind in Britain ......

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