UK gives go-ahead to second-ever shale gas permit

By LNG World News A worker is seen on the Cuadrilla drilling site in Balcombe, southern England August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Gareth Fuller/Pool/File PhotoBy Karolin Schaps and Susanna Twidale
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government approved its second-ever shale gas fracking permit on Thursday, overruling a local authority decision and boosting the country’s position as Europe’s most promising shale gas exploration ground.
Britain’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid gave the go-ahead for shale gas company Cuadrilla to carry out hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at a site in northwest England.
The approval is only Britain’s second since a moratorium on fracking was lifted in 2012

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