Is the “Gatwick Gusher” real – hell, yes!
Today’s news of the oil flow test results from Horse Hill, 1.2 miles from London’s second airport, Gatwick, is truly astonishing.
They show beyond doubt that what lies beneath the south-east of England is a strategic oil play of huge potential and of national importance for the UK.
The first of three zones to be tested gushed to the surface yesterday at a sustainable flow rate of 460 barrels of English’s finest 40 API oil through a tiny half inch hole. For the layman – that’s fast flowing, consistent, high quality oil.
So many doubters with their poisoned pens thought the Gatwick Gusher was simply hype. Many even penned that there would not be a chance in hell that this well would even flow. They’re going to have to eat their hats.