‘Concerning’ methane spikes detected at Cuadrilla fracking site

Spikes in methane levels near to Cuadrilla’s shale gas operations in Lancashire were detected last winter, sometimes at levels five times higher than normal background amount, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS)

Preston New Road drill rig
Workers at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site attempted to flare the methane on multiple occasions but could not ignite it so it was released into the atmosphere

Spikes in methane levels near to Cuadrilla’s shale gas operations in Lancashire were detected last winter, sometimes at levels five times higher than normal background amount, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

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