Friday, April 21, 2017

Aristocratic Fracking Rights

Under the "Petroleum Exploration And Development Licence 299" the following companies are given rights to apply for planning authority for fracking operations in the pink areas shown on the following map - INEOS Upstream Limited, Europa Oil and Gas Limited, Shale Petroleum (UK) Limited and Upland Resources (UK Onshore) Limited.  They may thus seek to work in co-operation with each other.

The white area in the centre is not, however, excluded from potential fracking operations. For the authority to seek such planning rights in that area are held historically (as traditional aristocratic powers) by the Duke of Devonshire. Is he likely to make use of such rights and will he do this in association with the above firms ?