Energy Voice | UK oil industry to debate role in energy transition over breakfast

Senior oil and gas industry figures will lead a discussion about the sector’s role in the transition to a low carbon economy at two events.

Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) will host business breakfasts in London on November 13 and in Aberdeen on December 4.

Gareth Wynn, OGUK stakeholder and communications director, and Will Webster, OGUK’s policy manager, will lead panel discussions on the subject.

The audiences will hear from speakers from Equinor, Total, White & Case, Deloitte, and the Committee on Climate Change.

Mr Wynn, said: “The UK oil and gas industry is already active at the heart of the energy transition.

“Expertise, innovation and experience born in our industry has already played a key part in enabling the development of new lower carbon technology and switching from coal to gas in power generation has delivered huge cuts in UK CO2 emissions.

“With oil and gas estimated to still provide 60% of UK primary energy in 2040, a large share of this can come from UK sources.

“Sourcing locally is better for the environment, underpins a strong supply chain that also serves the renewables industry, and preserves hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of pounds in economic benefit, whilst supporting greater energy security.”

 

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