The UK's oil and gas industry makes a substantial contribution to the country's energy security and economy. However, the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)
Sustained investment in offshore platforms and production installations has been critical in securing the UK’s energy supply. Despite ongoing oil
In June, the UK Government implemented the Gas and Petroleum (Consents) Charges Regulations 2013 (the "Regulations"). The Regulations permit the UK
On 2 May 2012 the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) issued a Call for Evidence acknowledging the importance of gas to the UK's energy mix, and seeking views on the role of gas in the electricity market as decarbonisation progresses and how barriers to investment in gas-fired generation can be tackled.
The Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) launched a project to scope a strategy for developing smarter markets from the platform of smart metering.
Several measures have been taken by the EU in order to secure a safe, integrated, sustainable and affordable energy supply.
The government’s White Paper on reform of the electricity market published on 12th July made clear the great reliance which is being placed on offshore wind energy to fulfil the government’s ambitions to decarbonise the UK electricity sector.
In a written ministerial statement today, Chris Huhne has attempted to offer clarification on the question of consent under the Petroleum Act 1998 for any oil and gas development where it appears that the development can proceed only if the oil and gas clause in a renewables lease, or agreement for lease, is invoked, and also on the matter of compensation where Crown Estate leases are terminated.
The National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN-4) (the Gas and Oil NPS) clarifies issues raised in response to the original draft of November 2009 and the revised draft of October 2010.
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