An independent oil and gas producer Third Energy has submitted a planning application to frack in North Yorkshire.
If approved by the North Yorkshire County Council, they plan to explore for gas at it’s site in Kirby Misperton.
The necessary permits are all being applied for at the Environment Agency, to complete the proposed project. These permits include a mining waste operation permit and a groundwater activity permit.
John Dewar, Operations Director said: “Submitting this application is an important milestone in the project to establish the potential to produce gas from the ‘Bowland’ strata beneath North Yorkshire.
“We know the gas is present but it is only by actually hydraulically stimulating the rock that we can understand the potential of the gas to flow and the likely volumes that can be produced.”
Other companies that are awaiting apporval to frack in the country include Cuadrilla.