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Preston New Road

We have identified two locations which we propose to develop as temporary exploration sites by drilling, hydraulically fracturing and testing the flow of natural gas from up to four horizontal wells at each site. One of those proposed new exploration sites is just off Preston New Road, in the parish of Westby-with-Plumptons, in the Fylde, Lancashire. The other proposed site is at Roseacre Wood, in the parish of Treales, Roseacre and Wharles, also in the Fylde.  Drilling into and hydraulically fracturing the shale rock over a mile beneath the Preston New Road site and testing the flow rates of the large quantities of natural gas locked up in that shale would help us to determine how much natural gas could be commercially extracted from the shale underlying Lancashire.

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