Scottish shale gas sussed out to be “in the billions”

Residents of Edinburgh and Glasgow are ringed by underground reserves of shale gas and oil. New estimates from the British Geological Survey out today suggest there are billions of barrels of shale gas and oil tucked away in Scotland’s Midland Valley. In a report commissioned by the Government, the geologists estimate there’s between 3.2 billion and […]

Carbon storage could be ‘next big national resource’

We’re used to thinking of oil, gas and even wind as a national energy resource. But academics say there could well soon be another option to add to that list: storage space. UK researchers are putting together a database of places where carbon dioxide could be stored under the sea around the British coastline. Storing […]