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Shale gas

Lying below the towns and beautiful countryside of Lancashire, at a depth of approximately 6500 ft, is a stratum approximately 2500 ft thick of shale rock in which there are trapped large reserves of methane and petroleum hydrocarbons.

Countryside surrounding abandon Preese Hall site Countryside surrounding abandon Preese Hall site Photo: © Jackie Copley

CPRE Lancashire warns of the need for strict regulatory control. 

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