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Statement from Halite Energy: decision to approve underground gas storage project at Preesall, Lancashire

Halite Energy has welcomed the decision by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to approve plans for an underground gas storage project at Preesall, Lancashire.

Keith Budinger, chief executive of Halite Energy commented: “Today’s decision is the culmination of more than four years of detailed work to demonstrate that this facility can be built and operated safely. We look forward to working with the local community to ensure that the people and businesses of Lancashire benefit from our project.

“We are currently reviewing the detail of the Development Consent Order and have no further comment at this stage.”

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