Cuadrilla publishes economic impact figures

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla has published details of its local spend and community engagement, showing 23 full time jobs created and nearly £4m of direct spend.

The Putting Lancashire First statistics, independently verified by Danbro, relate to work between the start of 2016 through to the end of September 2017.

Headline figures include 23 full time jobs and 28 temporary or contract roles created in Lancashire. There has been five learning posts, including apprenticeships or internships, created.

Cuadrilla has spent £3.98m with Lancashire-based suppliers, which has resulted in £788,000 indirect spend.

As part of the  UK Onshore Oil and Gas Community Engagement Charter and an agreement with the government, Cuadrilla must also donate to a Community Benefit Fund, independently managed by the Community Foundation for Lancashire, for each well drilled. This has resulted in a £100,000 donation in relation to work carried out at the Preston New Road shale gas exploration site. Cuadrilla has also spent £146,000 sponsoring local community initiatives and donated £11,000 to local good causes.