October 15, 2018 / 12:31 PM / a year ago

UK's Cuadrilla says begins gas fracking in Lancashire

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - British shale gas company Cuadrilla has begun hydraulic fracking for natural gas at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, northwest England, it said on Monday.

The company will spend at least three months fracking two horizontal wells — which involves injecting sand, water and chemicals to split tightly packed shale rock and extract gas — to test gas flow rates at the site, it said in a statement.

Reporting by Susanna Twidale; editing by Jason Neely

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