The NSTA is fully committed to enabling the achievement of the UK government's commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050
NSTA analysis shows the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) can make a major contribution to net zero. Oil and gas infrastructure and capabilities can be leveraged for CCS, offshore wind deployment, and hydrogen transport and storage.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is critical to the UK achieving net zero – government aims to capture and store 20-30 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030 and over 50 million tonnes/yr by 2035.
The oil and gas industry has the skills, technology and capital to help unlock solutions required to help the UK achieve net zero.
Benchmarking industry performance continues to play a significant role in driving industry improvements, and the NSTA has, since 2020, introduced benchmarking of performance to track progress towards net zero.
The NSTA published analysis in May 2020, comparing the carbon intensity of United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) gas with imported liquified natural gas (LNG) and pipelined gas.