Our statement on legislating for net zero

12 June 2019

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKOOG, the trade body for the onshore oil and gas industry said:

"We welcome today's announcement. In order to meet our natural gas demand, as outlined by the CCC under net zero, our import dependency could rise to 86%, with those imports having an emissions intensity double that of UK shale gas. We should produce our supply of natural gas here at home, creating UK jobs, supply chain opportunities and tax revenues in the process.

"It shouldn't be a reality down the line that we merely import exceptional volumes of higher emission fuels across oceans and continents, effectively offshoring our responsibilities and giving the economic advantages to others".