Reach Coal Seam Gas

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Reach Coal Seam Gas Limited (Reach CSG) is an oil and gas company incorporated in 2008 and based in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

Party to judicial review of Scottish fracking ban

In 2018 Reach, along with petrochemical giant Ineos, sought to challenge the Scottish Government’s decision to impose a ban on fracking and unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland. [1]

Ineos and Reach's PEDL licence extended in 2019 for the second time

On 1 July 2019, the Scottish Government renewed an onshore petroleum exploration and development licence PEDL 162, which is 80 per cent owned by Ineos and permits fracking and other underground gas extraction technologies. The licence covers 400sq km to the south and west of Falkirk, and was extended for another year. It had already been extended for one year from July 2018.

According to The Ferret website:

PEDL 162 was originally granted by the Westminster government to a firm called Reach Coal Seam Gas in 2008. Ineos bought four-fifths of the licence in 2014, and responsibility for licensing was devolved to Holyrood in February 2018. [2]

Reach CSG's own press release announcing it had farmed out 80 per cent of the licence to Ineos states that prior to the farm-out, it had 'conducted extensive geological studies which have shown PEDL162 may contain large amounts of producible hydrocarbons'. [3]


Address: 15 Golden Square. Aberdeen, AB10 1WF.



  1. Landmark legal challenge as mining companies seek to overturn Scottish fracking ban, Leigh Day, 30 April 2018
  2. Rob Edwards, Scottish Government move to renew Ineos fracking licence ‘disappointing’, The Ferret, 1 July 2019, accessed same day
  3. Reach CSG, Press Releasee, 13 October 2014, accessed 1 July 2019