An Australian fracking company has announced it will drill boreholes in Fermanagh in August, to test for natural gas in the area.

Tamboran Resources said “no fracking” will take place at the site in Belcoo, but the company will instead “drill a scientific borehole to collect rock samples” in an attempt to “assess the extent of natural gas present in Fermanagh.” The proposed borehole will be about 15cm (6in) across and around 750m deep. Tomboran said “it will be drilled using standard techniques and materials.”