This is probably related to the “shale gas exploration well” at the site at Crawberry Hill, Walkington near Beverley in East Yorkshire.
The well was drilled last summer under the guise of being purely conventional, but also penetrated the Bowland Shale to take core samples (“by accident”).
Drilling company Rathlin now want to return to continue testing the well, including a ‘mini-frack’ on the Bowland Shale to test whether it is possible to hydraulically fracture the formation.
A camp has been set up outside the site and the community is getting organised to resist Rathlin’s plans.
For more information about Rathlin’s plans in Yorkshire, see Fracking Yorkshire: Rathlin Energy’s Plans Revealed.
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