Offshore protection rules extended to gas storage and CCS

Environmental protection legislation affecting the offshore oil and gas industry has been extended to offshore carbon capture and storage and natural gas unloading activities

Environmental protection legislation affecting the offshore oil and gas industry has been extended to offshore carbon capture and storage and natural gas unloading activities.1

The statutory instrument applies environmental impact assessment rules and EU Habitats Directive requirements to the activities. The order also applies offshore chemical rules implemented under the OSPAR Convention (see pp 40-44).

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