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Gas drilling plan could be scrapped

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: April 15, 2009

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Plans to drill 3,000 feet below Lincolnshire land for gas could be scrapped.

Scottish firm Composite Energy will find out next week if it can conduct tests on potentially lucrative underground gas stores found near North Carlton, north of Lincoln.

The company is attempting to develop the UK's first commercial Coal Bed Methane which involves extracting natural gas stored within coal.

But residents have raised concerns about the potentially explosive nature of natural gas, noise issues, water pollution and traffic problems.

Testing at the North Carlton site would take place 24 hours a day for between 28 to 60 days and samples would reveal if the coalfields contained gas which could be supplied into the national grid.

Composite Energy spokesman Peter Reilly

said the company was conducting investigations at several locations to see if it was could obtain the energy source onshore.

But in a letter from North Carlton Parish Council voices its fears about the potentially explosive nature of natural gas adding that noise, water pollution and traffic problems are of concern.

Lincolnshire County Council members will have the final say.

For full details on this story see Wednesday's Lincolnshire Echo.

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  • ronwagn  |  September 28 2012, 1:23AM

    http://tinyurl.com/c7cy6la Natural gas is the future of energy. It is replacing dirty, dangerous, expensive coal and nuclear plants. It is producing the electricity for electric cars. It will directly fuel cars,pickup trucks, vans, buses, long haul trucks, dump trucks, locomotives, aircraft, ships etc. It will keep us out of more useless wars, where we shed our blood and money. Here are over 1,700 recent links for you: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NbaKYme3bqOw0b6KMxXSjOLHLNeflalPy9gIAiTYFMQ/edit

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    mick, Saxilby  |  April 15 2009, 3:11PM

    I know for a fact that the homes in North Carlton are not connected to the Gas Network. . I guess the villagers would be unable to see any benefit associated with this proposal ! .

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    Joe, Lincoln  |  April 15 2009, 8:21AM

    "But in a letter from North Carlton Parish Council voices its fears about the potentially explosive nature of natural gas adding that noise, water pollution and traffic problems are of concern." Does the word NIMBY come to mind? I'm sure they're equally concerned for all the people living near to the power stations making their electricity!

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    Mr smith, lincoln  |  April 15 2009, 7:41AM

    They should drill at the council offices,they're full of gas,lol

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