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Old 31st Jul 2013, 11:38
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Fracking? What fracking?

It now appears that the drilling at Balcombe is NOT fracking at all, but a conventional exploration...

Cuadrilla's licence is to look for oil and gas by conventional means, but the company has said they would apply for licences to use the chemical fracturing technique if the rock 2,000ft below fails to deliver.

Chief executive Francis Egan told BBC South Today: "If it's not commercial then we would look at whether fracking would improve the rate of flow.

"We'll make an assessment of that, and if it would and we wanted to do it, then we would have to go through a separate planning process."
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