Energy company has sights set on the coast

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Two coastal sites have been identified as potential bases for a new facility tapping into coal reserves under the North Sea.

Newcastle-based clean energy company Five Quarter plans to extract the coal for gas.

The company, which specialises in the infrastructure needed for the extraction of unconventional gas from rocks below the North Sea, has licences in place from Tynemouth to the Scottish Borders, and hopes to start work later this year.


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