The government’s climate advisor has addressed possible loopholes in the COP26 agreement on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies.
The prime minster has said the UK wants to phase out hydrocarbons completely and as quickly as possible.
Key figures Daily production: 14,070 barrels of oil per day (bopd) Weight: 57,122 tonnes Volume: 69,346m3 Volume of onshore as a proportion of UK total oil production: 1.88%
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.