United Kingdom: Fracking in the pipeline as exploration sites offered to firms

BBC: The Oil and Gas Authority has announced 27 more locations in England where licences to frack for shale oil and gas will be offered. Twelve firms, including Cuadrilla and Ineos, have been given the exclusive right to explore for oil and gas, including fracking. The exploration sites include areas in the Midlands and the North East. However, whether exploration can actually go ahead is subject to local planning consent. The announcement comes after Energy Secretary Amber Rudd said last......

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