Do you live in or near a potential fracking area?

The following two websites contain interactive maps which you can use to find out whether your home is in or near an area that is licensed for petroleum exploration development (a PEDL area). You may also want to check whether your water supply comes from a reservoir that is in a PEDL area.

It is worth remembering that almost two-thirds of the UK’s land will be available for fracking companies to licence (The Guardian, 17.12.13, Fracking companies entitled to licences on more than 60% of British land).

These two Greenpeace maps show the companies who have been awarded PEDL licences and the 64% of land in England which is under consideration for fracking:



And here is the official website for UK Onshore Oil and Gas:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s