Confirmation that Midlothian does have Shale Gas reserves under its surface has re-ignited the controversial fracking debate.
An independent study conducted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) shows that there are around 80 trillion cubic feet of gas alongside six billion barrels of oil in Scotland’s Central Belt.
The shale oil field includes the ‘Gullane Gulf’ – extending from Glenrothes in the north, across the Forth estuary to landfall at East Lothian – around Gullane, Musselburgh and Tranent – and then extending south into Midlothian around Dalkeith and near to Penicuik.
Local experts and politicians have expressed their views on this latest development.
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