Oil and gas trade body widens focus to the likes of hydrogen


Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) is set to become Offshore Energies UK from 14 February, with an expanded focus, including hydrogen production and offshore wind.

OGUK confirmed that it was expanding to cover low carbon energy generation in an effort to reflect the evolving nature of the industry in creating the diverse mix of energy generating systems that are needed to achieve net zero. Therefore, it will now support those that have an interest in carbon capture and storage, hydrogen production and offshore wind, as well as continue to champion the oil and gas sector.

As Offshore Energies UK, it will continue working with regulators, policymakers and stakeholders to push the offshore energy industry and help to achieve a managed transition towards the UK’s climate goals. Some elements of this work, it noted, are already underway through the North Sea Transition Deal, including for hydrogen and carbon capture.

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