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Oil: Licensing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 9th May 2018.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on varying the terms of Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence 189.

Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on extending the initial term of the Work Commitment for Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence 189.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The responsibility for onshore oil and gas licensing, including responsibility for extending a PEDL was transferred to the independent Oil and Gas Authority in 2016. As such the OGA is responsible for handling any representations regarding licences.

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