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Oil: Licensing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th 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 plans he has to vary the work commitments under 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 variations in work commitments, was transferred to the independent Oil and Gas Authority in 2016. Consequently any decisions relating to variations of a PEDL will be made by the OGA.

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