Third Energy Submits Application to Frack in the UK

Third Energy announced Friday that it has submitted a planning application to North Yorkshire County Council, northern England, to begin fracking operations at Well KM8 in Kirby Misperton.

The company is also applying to the UK's Environment Agency for the necessary permits for the proposed project, which will consist of five principal phases if it is allowed to go ahead.

Third Energy Operations Director John Dewar commented in a company statement:  

"Submitting this application is an important milestone in the project to establish the potential to produce gas from the ‘Bowland’ strata beneath North Yorkshire. We know that the gas is present but it is only by actually hydraulically stimulating the rock that we can understand the potential of the gas to flow and the likely volumes that can be produced.

"We are proud of our 20 year history of safe and low key operations in North Yorkshire and this project is designed to continue in the same way."

Third Energy began drilling operations at Well KM8 in 2013. A subsequent analysis of well data led to the company’s application for fracking operations at the site.



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