English: A natural gas well (produces gas only, no oil). Southeast Lost Hills. Photo by self, GFDL/equiv. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
But in five years, some Brits will be heating their homes with American natural gas - thanks to that horrible practice known as "fracking". Despite the doom and gloom promulgated by the professional alarmists and their Hollywood sympathizers, no adverse effects have been associated with the drilling technique, and as a result, they've been unable to stop it on private lands.
British company Centrica announced a deal with Cheniere Energy Partners on Monday to provide enough gas to heat almost 2 million homes starting in 2018.
This is a winner for both countries, and accomplished despite Barky's closure of drilling on most public lands. Likely, the Brit bureaucrats responsible for the current gas shortage in that country will lard on "global warming" taxes and fees, but at least a significant proportion of the population will have access to a reliable energy source.