‘JR’ firm in Rotherham fracking bid

INEOS, the Swiss chemicals giant controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, has lodged plans to drill for shale gas near Rotherham.

The firm, whose boss has been nicknamed “JR” after the oil magnate in the TV series, Dallas, wants to explore the area around Harthill, near Rotherham,.

It has submitted an environmental screening report to Rotherham Council, and says a formal planning application for a vertical coring well will follow in due course.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/fracking/jr-firm-in-rotherham-fracking-bid-1-8436145

First steps for Rotherham fracking application

INEOS is ready to commence pre-application discussions with Rotherham Council for the first proposed shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operation in the borough.

Read on… http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2017/03/news-5441-first-steps-for-rotherham.html

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Anti-fracking group opposes Rotherham drill plans

Anti-fracking group opposes Rotherham drill plans AN ANTI-fracking campaigner this week vowed to lobby and oppose plans to drill for gas in Rotherham. The Advertiser reported last week how the Government had issued exploration licences for land coming almost all … Continue reading

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One Response to ‘JR’ firm in Rotherham fracking bid

  1. Albion says:

    It will be interesting to see the impact that fracking has on old coal mine workings and if it increases the risk of causing new subsidence to areas that have now stabilised.

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