Today’s papers are full of shale! shock!! horror!!! in the wake of the new British Geological Survey report on oil and gas in the Weald Basin. Contrary to the impression given by the Telegraph, for example, the intersection between the South Downs National Park and the area thought likely to contain hydrocarbons is actually quite small. Fulking is well outside the core hydrocarbon area. If you want to learn more then read the report itself, not the reports of the report.