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'Billions of barrels' of Shale oil in Southern England

A report published today is expected to say that there are several billion barrels of oil in shale rocks under large parts of southern England.

The study by the British Geological Survey covers parts of Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.

Extracting the oil would involve the controversial process of fracking.

John Moylan reports.

  • 23 May 2014
  • From the section UK
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