UKOOG response to ReFINE report on emissions

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKOOG, said:

"The onshore oil and gas industry welcomes the report by ReFINE into emissions from decommissioned onshore wells. What ReFINE has shown is that the public should have no health or environmental concerns about emissions from properly decommissioned wells adhering to current industry standards. Indeed the research has found that in the minority of cases where they have recorded some methane emissions from decommissioned wells, these emissions are typically less than one would get from just a handful of livestock grazing in the same fields"

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About UKOOG:

UKOOG is the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry. The organisation's objectives are to enhance the profile of the onshore industry, promote better and more open dialogue with key stakeholders, deliver industry wide initiatives and programmes and to ensure standards in safety, the environment and operations are maintained to the highest possible level. Membership is open to all companies active in the onshore industry including those involved in the supply chain. www.ukoog.org.uk

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