Fracking equipment withdrawn from North Yorkshire site

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Published by The Stray FM News Team at 7:44am 7th February 2018. (Updated at 7:45am 7th February 2018)

A company hoping to carry out fracking in North Yorkshire has announced it is removing some equipment from the site.

It comes as Third Energy awaits final consent to proceed from the Government.

The Secretary of State, Greg Clark, has asked the Oil & Gas Authority, working with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, to undertake a review of Third Energy’s financial resilience that includes the eventual decommissioning of the site.

Protesters outside the site in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire

Kirby Misperton anti-fracking protest

In a statement on Third Energy's website, the company said:

"As this process may take some time we have agreed with the relevant contractors to release some of their equipment from site; namely the coil tubing unit, the well control unit and the workover rig.

"This will allow our contractors to deploy their equipment to other projects during the financial review.

"We will maintain the majority of the operational equipment onsite and continue all of the monitoring requirements set by the regulators.

"We have informed North Yorkshire County Council and the Police about the planned movements and will be working with them to ensure they are undertaken safely and without disruption to residents."

Anti-fracking campaigners have welcomed the development, but have vowed to keep up the pressure on the company:

North Police say they'll continue to maintain their presence in Kirby Misperton, to ensure 'safe protest and minimal disruption'.

Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "Throughout this operation we have been balancing the needs and wishes of everyone at Kirby Misperton.

"We will continue to work with people on all sides of the issue, minimising disruption to the local community and ensuring protest activity is peaceful and safe."

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