Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
- Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) (You are here)
- Fracking in Rotherham
- The planning process for fracking
- Have your say on fracking
Hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, is a process used to remove gas and oil from shale rock deep in the ground.
Private fracking companies have started investigating the potential for carrying out this process commercially in the Rotherham borough.
The national approach to fracking is set by the Government, but within these government rules operators must apply for planning permission for a fracking well.
Areas of the UK where shale gas applications have been given planning permission include North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lancashire.