Energy company Cuadrilla has said it will work to “address concerns” over fracking so that the moratorium announced by the Government can be lifted.
The heated debate about fracking began relatively recently in the UK, but the roots of the technique can be dated back to the 1860s.
The Government is facing growing calls to make its fracking ban permanent, as opponents raised concerns the major U-turn could be an election ploy.
The reversal of Government support for fracking follows years of opposition from campaigners and local communities.
Controversial fracking will no longer be allowed because of new scientific analysis, the Government has said.
Fracking has become an election issue, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he will address the “very considerable anxieties” about shale gas extraction.
Opposition from protesters and public concern over environmental impacts have long thwarted the ambitions of energy companies and the Government to develop fracking in the UK.
A tremor measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale has been felt near the UK’s only active fracking site, less than two days after a previously record-breaking tremor at the facility.
A tremor measuring 2.1 on the Richter scale has been recorded at the UK’s only active fracking site – the largest detected at the facility.
The UK’s only active fracking site experienced a tremor measuring 1.05 on the Richter scale on Friday night.
Fracking has been stopped at the UK’s only shale gas exploration site after the largest-ever tremor was recorded at the facility, according to energy firm Cuadrilla.