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DEI comments on Sussex oil find

(10 April 2015)

Following yesterday's announcement that there could be 100 Billion barrels of oil beneath the Sussex Weald, DEI experts were in high demand by media across the world.

Dr. Liam Herringshaw was interviewed on the 5live drive programme where he commented "The area is “undoubtedly oil-rich,” But trying to extract oil from it directly is technically rather different.”

The interview then went on to discuss whether fracking was an option for extraction.

Further coverage of Liam's comments was provided by the Wallstreet Journal

Professor Jamasb, Chair of Energy Economics, was asked to comment on the economic viability of extracting the oil and said "If there is some oil there, then there is a question of how much is recoverable and at what cost.

Further coverage was provided in the New India Express

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