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Overview - Supporting the supply chain

The NSTA regulates and influences the UK’s oil, gas and carbon storage industries to ensure the economic recovery of oil and gas and meet the 2050 net zero emissions target set by the Secretary of State.

The move to net zero carbon

The NSTA is committed to helping the UK government reaching its goal of net zero emissions by 2050 and we have refreshed our core Strategy to integrate net zero and develop benchmarking to monitor emissions performance.

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In 2019, the government introduced a legally-binding commitment to put the UK firmly on a pathway to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Our relationship with the UK Government

The NSTA has day-to-day operational independence from the The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ - previously known as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)) and undertakes its activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations

Area Plans

An Area Plan is a cross licence/ cross Hub collaborative framework to ensure economic recovery of oil and gas, whilst supporting the drive to net zero carbon by 2050, in a particular geographical area of the UKCS, based on the analysis of evidence.