- But Cuadrilla halts drill after tremor
A BASIN in the northwest of England could hold multi trillions of cubic feet (cf) of shale gas, said the company exploring it.
Peter Turner, Cuadrilla Resources vice president of exploration, told PEU in Warsaw that recent drilling had confirmed a large shale-gas deposit in the Bowland basin, close to Manchester, in the northwest of England.
But drilling is now on hold after a small local earthquake not thought to be linked to fracturing (fracing) work prompted fears in British media about Cuadrillas shale-gas drilling programme.
Cuadrilla has completed six of 12 wells it...