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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, whether he plans to issue a third extension to Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence 189; and if he will make a statement.

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 (OGA) in 2016. Consequently any decisions relating to variations to licences will be made by the OGA.

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