Biggest oil field in UK – 6 people employed

from 12 August 2003
Oil exploration group Pentex Oil UK claims the 100 million barrels found at Avington, near Winchester, is 30% larger than its biggest existing UK reserve, just 15 miles up the road in Stockbridge.

It says drilling will not have a big impact on the surrounding area, with just six people employed to extract the oil.
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