The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) sought views from the UK oil and gas industry on proposals to amend some of its existing fees and introduce new fees for some of its services.
A four-week consultation opened on 28 October 2019, to gather feedback and insights from industry on potential changes to the OGA’s fee regime. The OGA regularly reviews the fees that it charges. As well as reviewing the rates of existing fees, the OGA also considers the rationale for and calculation of each fee to ensure they remain robust and in line with the principles and guidance as set out in HM Treasury’s Managing Public Money. The intention of any proposed fee amendments is to more accurately reflect the actual costs of the services it provides. The OGA is not permitted to make any profit from its fees and is required to refund any financial surplus at the end of the year to levy payers.
This consultation closed on 22 November 2019.