Oil protestors celebrate end of exploration licence

Environmentalists in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have been celebrating the news that the licences for exploratory drilling for oil off of the islands has now expired.

The end of the licences mean that no further drilling will take place, ending fears of a return to the drilling that took place at the end of 2014.

Repsol left this time last year after failing to find enough oil to sustain drilling and production.