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Fracking: Lancashire

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 129125, tabled on 24 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to prevent the implementation of the Oil and Gas Authority's order to concrete shale gas wells at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

Answered on

1 March 2022

Gas wells need to be safely decommissioned at the end of their useful life. The Oil and Gas Authority is acting within its statutory remit to require the operator of these wells to decommission them.

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