Government hopes that Britain can emulate the US by starting a shale-gas revolution have been knocked back after a long-awaited report unexpectedly concluded there was no potential in fracking for gas in the Weald region of southern England.
But who in buggery has been arguing that there is shale gas in the Weald? Hasn’t everyone been saying that there’s oil in the Weald and gas in the Bowland? That shale 10 times the thickness of the Marcellus?
Is this just misdirection from The Guardian?