18 Dec 2012|--

New measures announced to reinforce offshore oil and gas regime

DECC, UK: Measures to ensure safety and environmental protection remain at the heart of UK’s offshore oil and gas industry have been set out today by Energy Minister John Hayes. An independent review panel, chaired by Professor Geoffrey Maitland, acknowledged the ‘strength’ and ‘rigour’ of the UK’s offshore oil and gas safety and environmental protection regime when it reported in December 2011. But the review, set up by Government to learn from the Gulf of Mexico tragedy, also stressed the importance of continuous improvement in oil and gas operations. It made a number of recommendations to further strengthen the UK’s regime. (Source: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_166/pn12_166.aspx)

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