New Fermanagh fracking project

The project

The 7th May 2019, the Department for the Economy of Northern Ireland published an application for a new petroleum exploration project, which includes drilling and test fracking in Fermanagh.

The project covers a large area of approximately 650 km², to the west Upper Lough Erne and south Lower Lough Erne.

PLA1/16 application map

Source : Annex D – Map of area under consideration for Petroleum Licence PLA2/16

Public Consultation

The Department also launched a public consultation on the project and submissions on the proposal are invited with a deadline of 5th July 2019.

Link to the application consultation :

If you want to oppose this new fracking project, you can make a submission (a statement of your objections) by email or post:


  • Post: Department for the Economy, Minerals and Petroleum Branch, Room 9, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast,BTE34 3SB

The analysis of the consultation, the application and recommendations will be passed to a future Minister to decide if a license will be granted.



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