MODEST SCOTLAND GAS
Scotland's shale gas and oil resources appear "modest" compared with those in England, according to a government survey published on Monday.
The report by the British Geological Survey suggests the Midland Valley in the Scottish Lowlands is likely to contain 80tn cubic feet of gas and 6bn barrels of oil in shale formations, based on mid-range estimates.
However, the government body stressed that its estimates of gas and oil in the study area, which takes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and other major towns close to the Firth of Forth, should not be taken as a guide to how much could be technically and commercially recovered.…
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