February 1, 2021

Following the publication today (1 February) of Greenpeace’s Unearthed unit’s report looking into emissions from venting and flaring on the UKCS, OGUK’s emissions improvement manager, Louise O’Hara Murray said:

“We know that there is more work to be done and we’re already in action to ramp up our response as an industry. As one of the first industrial sectors to set out our roadmap to net zero, the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has committed to clear sector-wide targets to halve all our emissions by the end of this decade before reaching net zero in 2050.

“We’re working with members on a specific action plan to tackle methane emissions which will drive action to reduce routine flaring and venting across the basin. We look forward to publishing this in spring this year as another important milestone for our changing sector.”

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