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"An energy company today claimed to have identified natural gas 'worth millions' under an industrial estate in London, raising the prospect of the capital's first fracking operation.
"London Local Energy believes there are oil and gas deposits below Artesian Close Industrial Estate in Willesden. It now wants a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence from regulator the Oil and Gas Authority to drill underground.
"LLE chief executive Nick Grealy and four geologists came up with the theory that oil and gas are at the location after researching the discovery of oil at Stonebridge Park in 1912."