Cuadrilla Resources


The site in Elswick is Cuadrilla’s only permanent site and was hydraulically fractured in 1993.

Elswick generated 1MW of electricity continuously during it’s early life. Gas is extracted from the sandstone formation and is sent to the electric grid via the onsite generator and underground cables.

Located off the main road into Elswick, the site is visually unobtrusive, with many people in the area unaware of its existence.