UK oil and gas industry body reiterates Paris Agreement commitment following Shell decision

May 26, 2021

The leading representative body of the UK offshore oil and gas sector, OGUK, responded to the ruling of a Dutch court that states Shell needs to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030.

In the UK, industry has committed to working in line with the Paris Agreement and recently passed the landmark North Sea Transition Deal which included a pledge to cut production emissions by 15 million tons by 2030 (the equivalent of 22% of annual emissions from UK homes).

OGUK CEO Deirdre Michie said “The UK offshore oil and gas industry was the first sector to commit to the Government’s target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. Companies are already reducing greenhouse gases through the landmark North Sea Transition Deal, developing greener technologies to cut our emissions and helping other industries to do the same.”

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