Offshore Industry: North Sea

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 12 September 2023.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what recent assessment she has made of whether the oil and gas sector will meeting its targets under the North Sea Transition Deal.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The North Sea Transition Authority monitors the emissions reduction targets within the North Sea Transition Deal (NSTD) and published its annual Emissions Monitoring Report on 5 September. The report shows that emissions from upstream oil and gas activities on the UK Continental Shelf dropped 23% between 2018 and 2022 and indicates that industry is on track to meet the interim NSTD emission reduction targets of 10% by 2025 and 25% by 2027.

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