The OGA Plan (the Plan) on emissions reduction, which was published on 27 March 2024, sets out the NSTA’s requirements for how relevant persons can meet the Central Obligation, as set out in the Strategy, for Green House Gas (GHG) emissions reductions from oil and gas extraction.

The Plan, produced after public consultation makes it clear that for production to continue in the North Sea, it must also continue to become cleaner.

The NSTA will apply the Plan in a reasonable manner, and will not pursue actions that could bring about significant unintended consequences simply because of specific wording in the Plan.

The OGA Plan on emissions reduction can be accessed here.