Regulatory framework

The NSTA regulates the exploration and development of the UK’s offshore and onshore oil and gas resources and offshore carbon storage, offshore gas storage and offshore gas unloading activities.


Houses of Parliament

Legislative context


The principal Acts of Parliament that set out the legal underpinning of the NSTA's remit

Industry levy

Industry Levy 330 170

Details of the industry levy that was introduced to fund the NSTA.

Licensing regime


An overview of our flexible licensing regime.

The OGA Strategy


..places an obligation on the oil and gas industry to assist the Secretary of...

Disputes and Sanctions


Information on third party access, disputes, guidance, meetings and sanctions

Regulatory decisions


We are open about the decisions we make.

Commercial good practice


We encourage the use of relevant codes and standards to help reach agreement in...