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  • Scotland’s only oil refinery could close by 2025

    27 November 2023

    Petroineos has announced that it is starting plans to convert Scotland’s sole oil refinery, which the company operates in Grangemouth, into a fuels import terminal. The energy company pointed to growing global competition and market pressures for the decision which could see operations cease by 2025....

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  • Regulators publish joint geological disposal facility scrutiny and engagement report

    24 November 2023

    The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has published a joint report with the Environment Agency outlining regulatory activities during the last year to oversee work to develop a geological disposal facility (GDF) for higher activity radioactive waste....

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  • New report finds 100 North Sea storage sites needed to meet 2050 CCUS demand

    23 November 2023

    The volume of CO2 being injected into the North Sea by 2050 will be equivalent to the natural gas currently being extracted from the basin, according to a new report from global energy consultancy Xodus. That scale of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) will require some 100 reservoirs, more than 7,500 kilometres of new pipelines and dozens of onshore emissions capturing and gathering sites....

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  • Production begins from BP-operated Seagull field in North Sea

    20 November 2023

    BP has announced that it has successfully started production from the Seagull oil and gas field in the UK North Sea. Seagull has been developed by Neptune Energy, which holds a 35% stake, as a subsea tieback to the BP-operated central processing facility (CPF) of the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) in the central North Sea, around 140 miles east of Aberdeen. The project supported 800 jobs through the development phase....

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  • “Greenwashing”: industry now able to provide independent proof for environmental claims

    14 November 2023

    With accusations of greenwashing increasing, industry has urgently needed independent proof that environmental and sustainability claims have been established based on agreed methodology and best practice....

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Second Topical Peer Review on fire safety in UK nuclear installations published 14 November 2023

The UK has concluded the self-assessment phase for the second Topical Peer Review (TPR 2) on fire protection at nuclear installations. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is coordinating the UK’s involvement in TPR 2, which is overseen by the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG)....

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New UK legislation introduced for annual oil and gas licensing rounds 10 November 2023

The UK government introduced the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill to Parliament on 8 November which will require annual oil and gas licensing rounds subject to stringent new emissions and imports tests....

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British Steel announces £1.25 billion decarbonisation plans, set to cut 2,000 jobs 07 November 2023

British Steel unveiled a £1.25-billion proposal on 6 November that would see the blast furnaces at its Scunthorpe site replaced with an electric arc furnace (EAF). Following detailed analysis of its current operations, available technology and challenging market conditions, the company said it is proposing to accelerate its decarbonisation programme – a move which could see up to 2,000 jobs being cut....

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27 licences offered in first batch of UK’s 33rd Oil and Gas Licensing Round 31 October 2023

North Sea production received a boost on 30 October with the offer of 27 new licences in areas prioritised because they have the potential to go into production more quickly than others. In addition to the 27 licences, six more blocks, which were also ready to be offered, have been merged into five existing licences, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) said....

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New safety culture report commissioned by UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation released 30 October 2023

A new model and measure of safety culture, commissioned by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), has been made available for nuclear dutyholders in Great Britain to assess their organisational safety cultures and learn from others across the industry....

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