UKOOG response to the Clean Growth Strategy
12 October 2017
Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, said:
"We welcome today's Clean Growth Strategy, which re-affirms the importance of natural gas for heating and makes clear the international consensus on the need for carbon capture, usage and storage, a point which has also been made many times by the Committee on Climate Change. By replacing high lifecycle emission LNG imports with natural gas produced onshore, we can help to reduce the UK's carbon footprint and provide a cost-effective source of energy and feedstock for our homes, businesses and industry.
The transition from coal to natural gas and renewables has been the key driver of decarbonisation to date. Natural gas will continue to be an critical fuel for the UK in the transition to a low carbon economy. As the report makes clear, the reforming of methane with Carbon Capture and Storage is likely to be the primary means of producing low carbon hydrogen, which has great potential to decarbonise heating, transport and industry and improve air quality."
Newgate Communications: Deborah Saw /Andrew Turner
UKOOG is the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry, including exploration, production and storage. 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