INEOS details plans for Woodsetts fracking test site

Environmental studies included in a detailed planning application have led to INEOS’ oil and gas exploration and production business concluding that there would be no detrimental impact on the local environment from its second proposed shale gas testing well in Rotherham.

Rothbiz reported in August that land to the south of Dinnington Road at Woodsetts is the second Rotherham Greenbelt location for a proposed test drilling operation as it searches for shale gas.

A type of natural gas, shale gas has the potential to become an important energy source for the UK, as it is in the US, but extracting the gas using a method called “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing) has negative environmental impacts.

The second site is on agricultural land at Dewidales Wood, close to Woodsetts, Rackford Farm, Anston Stones Wood (a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)) and Lindrick golf course.

Read  on… http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2017/11/news-5771-ineos-details-plans-for.html

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