Key figures Barrels of oil per day (bopd): 14,154
A new report published today shows that the UK has increased its oil and gas production since declaring a climate emergency in 2019.
UK onshore oil production on all measures rose in May 2021 compared with previous months but it failed to return to the level of the start of the year.
Climate campaigners blockaded an entrance to the UK’s largest oil refinery, at Fawley in Hampshire today.
One of the backers of plans for long-term production in the Lincolnshire Wolds has said the carbon intensity of oil from the site would be below the UK onshore average.
Key figures 60,083 tonnes72,911 m314,794 barrels of oil per day1.63% of total UK production
Annual UK onshore oil production has fallen to its lowest level since 2011.
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Official oil production at the Horse Hill site in Surrey has fallen to its lowest level so far, according to monthly data released today.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2020 fell to a 70-year low.