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England oil and gas map Where could fracking happen?

The government has awarded licences for potential oil and gas extraction across England.

The map shows the areas of England covered by onshore oil and gas licences. Companies with such licences have the right to search and bore for petroleum. Many of the licenced areas overlap with potential areas of fracking for shale gas, identified by the British Geological Survey.

Use the zoom in and out function or enter your postcode to see if your neighbourhood is at risk from oil and gas extraction, and find information about your local constituency.

Data sources

The fracking map is built using Map Stack and based on data from three sources.

The two data sets for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales are from Natural Resources Wales.

The data sets for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England are from Natural England.

Both sets are licensed under Open Government Licence.

The data for current and future fracking licences is from the North Sea Transition Authority, licensed under an Open Government Licence.

Access a full screen version of the fracking map on Map Stack.

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