Time to invade the Home Counties

Louise Eccles and Laura Chesters, “Home counties ‘have as much oil as North Sea’: Area may boast 100 billion barrels… but experts say that’s optimistic” (The Daily Mail)

Analysis suggests there is up to 100 billion barrels of the fossil fuel under the Home Counties.

This could reduce reliance on oil from the Middle East and Russia and could be a major boost for British industry at a time when the North Sea supply is dwindling.

But industry experts remained sceptical of the claims, with one describing them as ‘overly optimistic’.

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