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Emissions reduction

The NSTA holds industry account on targets to reduce upstream emissions by 50% by 2030 and has helped drive a 50% reduction in flaring between 2018-2022.

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UKCS Flaring & Venting Report September 2020

The Authority is fully committed to supporting achievement of the UK’s net zero emissions target and is working with government and industry on the vital role that the oil and gas industry must play in the UK energy transition

Carbon Storage

The NSTA regulates offshore carbon dioxide storage – we are the licensing authority and approve and issue storage permits – and maintains the carbon storage public register.