Scots firms cash in on English frack­ing

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Scot­tish firms are cash­ing in on the lu­cra­tive frack­ing boom in Eng­land, we can re­veal. With the con­tro­ver­sial gas ex­trac­tion method banned north of the bor­der, a string of Scots hauliers are tak­ing on work to ser­vice drilling sites across Eng­land. Cam­paign group Frack Off says six Scots firms have been seen ser­vic­ing drilling sites across Eng­land. The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment an­nounced what it de­scribed as an “ef­fec­tive ban” on frack­ing last year. By con­trast, the UK Gov­ern­ment has been an avid sup­porter of frack­ing de­spite lo­cal op­po­si­tion. Ge­off Camp­bell, of the Scot­tish Road Haulage group, said: “I don’t see why hauliers shouldn’t be go­ing for this work, if they don’t do it then some­one else will.”

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