OSPAR held a special consultative meeting in accordance with OSPAR Decision 98/3 on the Disposal of Disused Offshore Installations today in London. On Friday 18 October 2019 a meeting was held in London in accordance with OSPAR Decision 98/3 on the Disposal of Disused Offshore Installations. The Decision prohibits the dumping, and leaving wholly or partly […]

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Guardian: ‘The British government is facing growing outrage from the European commission and five EU member states over its plans to leave some decommissioned oil rigs in the North Sea, with one senior German official describing the UK’s proposal as a “grotesque idea” that amounts to a “ticking timebomb”. Several hundred oil drilling platforms in […]

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Public Accounts Committee report calls on government to get a better handle on future fossil fuel infrastructure decommissioning costs The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of MPs has today published a new report warning there is “significant uncertainty over costs to taxpayers of decommissioning offshore oil and gas assets”, as well as a “poor understanding” within government […]

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