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UK basin holds 'multi-trillion cf shale gas stash'

The resource could be huge, 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 Resource’s vice president of exploration, told Petroleum Economist 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 Cuadrilla’s shale-gas drilling programme. Cuadrilla has completed six of 12 wells it plans to drill in the prospect, and says initial test results have been encouraging. The 1.5

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