In tomorrow’s budget Chancellor George Osborne is going to greenlight the £33Bn Crossrail 2 project. He reckons that Crossrail is a top priority scheme for London. He’s right.
London is the world’s second greatest city (after Brisbane of course). And I’m pleased London is taking its infrastructure seriously.
So, George – I have some good news for you. I might be able to help you pay for it. You see, there’s a damn good chance that there’s oil under London. Probably quite a lot of it!
The recent Gatwick Gusher oil discovery at Horse Hill, a mere 6 miles south of the M25, proved that those big thick juicy limestones in the Kimmeridge Clays, sitting only half a mile beneath the picturesque Surrey countryside, are full of the black stuff.