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And there’s a formation, known as Bowland Shale, near Blackpool in North West England, that US company Cuadrilla Resources wants to start fracking this month.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/01/earthquake-shakes-blackpool

The British Geological Survey recorded a tremor with a magnitude of 2.2 – rated as a minor earthquake. The epicentre was located between Carleton and Poulton industrial estate.

(Tremor of 2.2 magnitude topples traffic lights, cracks railway bridge and prompts fears of burglary)

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And there’s a formation, known as Bowland Shale, near Blackpool in North West England, that US company Cuadrilla Resources wants to start fracking this month.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/01/earthquake-shakes-blackpool

The British Geological Survey recorded a tremor with a magnitude of 2.2 – rated as a minor earthquake. The epicentre was located between Carleton and Poulton industrial estate.

(Tremor of 2.2 magnitude topples traffic lights, cracks railway bridge and prompts fears of burglary)

Fracking technology is relatively new, so it's probably correct to say the full consequences of it are yet to be understood.

However, I think it's very unlikely that it can cause earthquakes before the process actually starts.

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And there’s a formation, known as Bowland Shale, near Blackpool in North West England, that US company Cuadrilla Resources wants to start fracking this month.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/01/earthquake-shakes-blackpool

The British Geological Survey recorded a tremor with a magnitude of 2.2 – rated as a minor earthquake. The epicentre was located between Carleton and Poulton industrial estate.

(Tremor of 2.2 magnitude topples traffic lights, cracks railway bridge and prompts fears of burglary)

Any hope of a tsunami?

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Fracking technology is relatively new, so it's probably correct to say the full consequences of it are yet to be understood.

However, I think it's very unlikely that it can cause earthquakes before the process actually starts.

Has it not yet started? The article I posted was in March - and other items I've found said they did some fracking earlier in the year.

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Has it not yet started? The article I posted was in March - and other items I've found said they did some fracking earlier in the year.

You cant beat a good frack

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Has it not yet started? The article I posted was in March - and other items I've found said they did some fracking earlier in the year.

Oh when you said this month I thought you meant April.

Are you sure it shouldn't read fracking produces fear of buggery ?

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Saturday 3 weeks time, 3.00 kick off.

I see what you did there ;) .. Did Rodney Marsh?? lose his job on Sky Sports for a witty Sue Nami joke a few years ago.

All the best

Frack Lampard

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http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/local/earthquake_no_barrier_to_jobs_1_3802365

The company had only been fracking – sending water and chemicals thousands of feet underground to break rock and release gas – a month when the earthquake struck Poulton and the process had to be suspended.

So they had started fracking when the quake happened!!

So does fracking cause quakes?

The company has revealed it expects controversial shale gas drilling to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of pounds to the area’s economy – and CEO Mark Miller is confident the on-going investigation would not have an impact.

Mr Miller said: “We assembled a team of specialists to look into the earthquake and they’ve spent most of the summer looking at all data available and assessing it.

“We expect that report to be in a form ready to submit to Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) by early October and, as soon as they’ve had a chance to look at it, it will be made public"

Not a vested interest at all.

What will happen to house prices in Fracking areas (What has happened in the states - I assume the poisoned ground water problems don't do much!)

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http://royaldutchshellplc.com/tag/fracking/

And there’s a formation, known as Bowland Shale, near Blackpool in North West England, that US company Cuadrilla Resources wants to start fracking this month.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/01/earthquake-shakes-blackpool

The British Geological Survey recorded a tremor with a magnitude of 2.2 – rated as a minor earthquake. The epicentre was located between Carleton and Poulton industrial estate.

(Tremor of 2.2 magnitude topples traffic lights, cracks railway bridge and prompts fears of burglary)

Topples temporary traffic lights, if they are particularly unstable..

I'm generally dubious about shale gas, on the general grounds that there are cheaper and cleaner ways to generate electricity, but much of the negative stuff about Fracing seems completely fantasy-based..

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Fracking technology is relatively new, so it's probably correct to say the full consequences of it are yet to be understood.

However, I think it's very unlikely that it can cause earthquakes before the process actually starts.

Well.. Fracking was first used in primitive form in the 1800s.. by dropping a stick of dynamite down the well (usually oil at that time).

Things have moved on a bit since then.

The only possible dangers are:

- If you are fracking fairly close to the surface, AND using aquifers close to the formation, then there is a small chance of cross contamination.

- The whole process of shale gas extraction produces a fair amount of dirty water (IIRC) which needs careful disposal.

Most old coal mining areas get frequent earthquakes of this kind of magnitude triggered by the collapse of old mine workings. It is not cause to run around with your hands in the air wailing 'WEEERRRREEEE ALLLLL DOOOMMMMED', although feel free if that floats your boat. Many seem to enjoy it.. (Ref: Fukushima..)

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The man from the Global Warming Policy Foundation said yesterday this was the best news for the north-west region for 30 years. Whether he meant untold of wealth, or being finally finished off by massive earthquakes was not clear.

However, it is said to be a massive resource near Blackpool, a really big find. Gas prices in the US collapsed after they got fracking.

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Vast reserves of shale gas revealed in UK

The huge scale of a natural gas field discovered under the north-west of England has been revealed, potentially revolutionising the UK's energy outlook and creating thousands of jobs, but environmental groups are alarmed at the controversial method by which the gas is extracted.

Preliminary wells drilled around Blackpool have uncovered 200 trillion cubic feet of gas – equal to the kind of recoverable reserves of big energy exporting countries such as Venezuela, according to Cuadrilla

From the Grauniad

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/sep/21/gas-field-blackpool-dallas-sea

Wonder if it is in any way true -the scale of the resource I mean.

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The oil and gas prices are dropping through the floor. At the moment it's not a viable consideration.

Once it's back to 120/140 barrel and gas at 4.5-5 then it will make sense.

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Vast reserves of shale gas revealed in UK

The huge scale of a natural gas field discovered under the north-west of England has been revealed, potentially revolutionising the UK's energy outlook and creating thousands of jobs, but environmental groups are alarmed at the controversial method by which the gas is extracted.

Preliminary wells drilled around Blackpool have uncovered 200 trillion cubic feet of gas – equal to the kind of recoverable reserves of big energy exporting countries such as Venezuela, according to Cuadrilla

From the Grauniad

http://www.guardian....pool-dallas-sea

Wonder if it is in any way true -the scale of the resource I mean.

Any experts on here care to answer this question? I'm intrigued as well.

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The oil and gas prices are dropping through the floor. At the moment it's not a viable consideration.

Once it's back to 120/140 barrel and gas at 4.5-5 then it will make sense.

It seems fracking in the states is viable at their $4 /mbtu while in europe we pay closer to $10 so it should be more than viable here

As for quakes, it cant cause them that is done by the stored energy, it can release them which is more like a safety feature.

if you could frack a large area cheaply it would be a way to stop earthquakes from happening in an area. so frack it once every quater to give you a mag 3 quake rather than let it build up for 50 years and get a mag 9

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Any experts on here care to answer this question? I'm intrigued as well.

The amount of gas trapped in shale is vast, a LOT more than "conventional" gas.

Question is how do you get to that gas at an affordable price.

Luckyly the yanks figured a way & the likely progress of tech will mean more and more shale gets accessable with time

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The amount of gas trapped in shale is vast, a LOT more than "conventional" gas.

Question is how do you get to that gas at an affordable price.

Luckyly the yanks figured a way & the likely progress of tech will mean more and more shale gets accessable with time

I'm a bit wary but the estimates from the Bowland Basin are way above expectations if they prove to be correct ... If so and 5.6 trillion cubic metres is recoverable economically then what would be the effect on the UK's balance of trade and our ability to repay our debt? Anyone know how much the imports of LNG or gas from Norway cost us at the moment?

This could be a game changer ? Perhaps the biggest news of the week for the UK - yet i have not seen much mention in the media or on here about it

http://www.icis.com/heren/articles/2011/09/21/9494141/cuadrilla-claims-game-change-in-uk-shale-gas-reserves.html

"...... The number mentioned is staggering, but until recoverable reserves have been estimated and production rates have been calculated there is no way you can tell what effect it will have on the market," one NBP trader said.

"At those figures they are above the UK current demand level [around 100 billion cubic metres/year] if they produce for 50 years from that site. This really could alter the market in the way that it did in the [uS]," another said.

Edited by skomer

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Question is, do you ever want to be able to drink the tapwater again?? :(

CSI Las Vegas had an excellent episode about the dangers of fracking, fitting really, being Blackpool is the Vegas of the north, well, kinda.

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CSI Las Vegas had an excellent episode about the dangers of fracking, fitting really, being Blackpool is the Vegas of the north, well, kinda.

They did!

But maybe the feeling is you could do an awful lot to Blackpool before people noticed it was getting worse?

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Question is, do you ever want to be able to drink the tapwater again?? :(

The tap water in the north west comes from rain water in reservoirs doesn't it? I don't even know if groundwater is a major source in the UK

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