Hartshead’s Dash for Gas

Exclusive: 75 years of shale gas reserves found under Hartshead Pike

  • Hartshead Pike tower to be converted to hydraulic fracturing drill;
  • Wrexham-based fracking firm set to take over site at the end of this week;
  • Former Colliers’ Arms public house to become company offices.
Fracking and the future - shale gas in the UK
By Friday midday, Hartshead Pike’s tower could be obscured by well boring equipment, such as this example seen in 2014. Image by Day Donaldson (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

Tameside could be sitting on a goldmine of shale gas reserves which is set to reverse the borough’s Cinderella tag. Following British Geological Society surveys, most of the borough has been identified as a hotbed of shale gas. Today, East of the M60 has learnt about the discovery of further shale gas reserves under Hartshead Pike. Continue reading “Hartshead’s Dash for Gas”