This Telegraph article is a must-read for residents of Surrey and Sussex in the UK. It reports that the oil firms hoping to bring a black gold boom to parts of Surrey and Sussex have been handed a four year extension on their exploration licenses for the so-called ‘Gatwick gusher’ and nearby sites.
I have a German friend who lives in Texas, US and he has described in enormous detail what happened when the frackers come to town – eventually, he was forced to sell his home. But Surrey and Sussex are different to Texas – they are heavily populated and most home-owners are indebted up to their eyeballs. Shall we invent a new kids’ game called ‘Fracking musical chairs?