UK Regulator Rejects Shell’s Plans to Develop North Sea Field

It was unclear on what grounds the British regulator refused to approve the environmental statement for the development by Shell of the Jackdaw gas field in the North Sea.

Reuters

A British regulator rejected Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to develop the Jackdaw gas field in the North Sea after considering its environmental statement, industry sources said on Oct. 6.

“We’re disappointed by the decision and are considering the implications,” a Shell spokesperson said.

It was unclear on what grounds the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) refused to approve the environmental statement for the field’s development.

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