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Energy Policy OG1

Proposals within areas with existing oil and gas production should not be authorised except where compatibility with oil and gas production and infrastructure can be satisfactorily demonstrated.

Policy Considerations

  1. The Department of Energy and Climate Change, as the licensing authority for oil and gas activity, should be contacted at an early stage of developing a proposal. They can advise as to the full process of development for oil and gas activities and whether other activities are within an area where OG1 would apply.
  2. In addition to the information on oil and gas production within the map below it may be beneficial to seek additional data sources which detail the scale of the exclusion zones that exist around oil and gas production infrastructure.
  3. Where agreement between an oil and gas licence holder and another party allows the other party to use the area licensed to the oil and gas licence holder, the appropriate decision maker should be informed.
  4. Oil and gas infrastructure may include pipelines, wells, terminals and platforms and as such can extend beyond the area covered by oil fields.

Data sources

This plan policy references the following data sources:

Please contact the owner for the most up-to-date data for your decision-making activities.