A report published later today from the British Geological Survey is expected to reveal huge reserves oil reserves across Southern England, the BBC reports.
The study covers areas across Sussex, Surrey and Kent, is said to say there are several billion barrels of oil in shale rocks, that could be drilled through the controversial fracking process.
The Times is reporting that the government will offer money to areas outlined in a bid to stave off criticism amid growing concerns over the safety of the procedure.
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