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Fracking: Ryedale

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 115003, tabled on 22 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether, as part of consideration of the application by Third Energy for hydraulic fracturing consent for the KM8 wellsite in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, he assessed the volume of (a) Glycol, (b) Methanol, (c) corrosion inhibitor and (d) bleach used at the KM3 well at Ryedale in each year of that well’s operational life; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

4 December 2017

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is carefully considering the application submitted by Third Energy for the Kirby Misperton well-site (KM8) and will respond in due course.

Any concerns regarding the chemicals used in the KM3 well should be directed to the Environment Agency.