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The British Geological Survey (BGS) in association with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has completed an estimate for the amount of shale oil and shale gas in the Weald Basin in south-east England.
The estimate is in the form of a range to reflect geological uncertainty. The range of shale oil in place is estimated to be between 2.20 and 8.57 billion barrels (bbl) or 293 and 1143 million tonnes, but the central estimate for the resource is 4.4 billion bbl or 591 million tonnes.
No significant gas resource is recognised using the current geological model.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is celebrating 100 years of producing its World mineral production data from 1913 to the present.
This annual publication is the longest continuous publicly available record of global mineral production by country and commodity and charts rising demand due to global population growth, changing national boundaries and technological developments.
This unique record underpins the UK efforts to ensure long-term availability of secure, adequate and sustainable mineral supplies which are essential to continued economic development and growth.
Ancient shrimp-like animals have been living in underground waters in Britain and Ireland for at least 20 million years, a recent genetic study has shown.
The exceptional winter storms encountered in the UK this year have contributed to an increase in the incidence of sinkholes and landslides, the British Geological Survey (BGS) report today. The Met Office has confirmed that this winter has been one of, if not the most, exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years.
The University of Nottingham and the British Geological Society (BGS) have joined forces to develop a new Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (CEG).
More information is available from Charlotte Anscombe, in the Communications Office at The University of Nottingham, on +44 (0)115 7484 417 or Sarah Nice, in the Press Office at The British Geological Survey, on +44 (0) 115 936 3605