UK Oil & Gas discovers gas worth £123m in Surrey Hills

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Exploration firm UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced the discovery of a gas reserve worth £123m at Dunsfold in the Surrey Hills. UKOG claims that the recoverable resources could help to secure the UK’s future energy supply, but opponents have warned of a negative impact on the landscape and local wildlife. The government approved the drilling application in June 2022, after it had previously been refused by Surrey County Council. While UKOG hopes to begin production by 2026, opponents argue that the project will result in “irreversible harm” to the environment and are calling for it to be halted.

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