Oil and Gas UK

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
42%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
London, United Kingdom

Oil & Gas UK appears to negatively engaged with various strands of climate change policy in the UK. The organization's 2015 Environment Report, along with other website messaging, suggests that it is not supporting urgent action on climate change, stressing concerns around the supply of energy instead of the need to reduce emissions. Former Oil & Gas UK CEO Malcombe Webb w rote to UK Secretary of Energy and Climate Change in 2014, criticizing the minister for encouraging investors to take action in line with ambitious GHG emission reduction, and advocating for an 'opposing viewpoint' - to help encourage more investment in oil and gas production. In consultation with the UK's Climate Change Council on the UK's fifth carbon budget in December 2015, Oil & Gas UK suggested that the Paris climate negotiations should not be a reason to raise the ambition of GHG targets above previously agreed levels. In the same consultation, the organization stated its support for the European Union's 2030 climate package, including non-binding targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency, but explained that it did not support a move to make these targets binding. Elsewhere, in consultation with the Scottish Parliament, Oil & Gas UK has opposed renewable energy targets. Whilst Oil & Gas UK appears to support certain reforms to increase the efficiency of the European Emissions Trading Scheme, it also argues that the offshore oil and gas sector should be except from any further reductions in free emission allowances. Oil Gas UK's most intensive advocacy has been in support of a high GHG emission energy mix. Despite supporting gas as a fuel to aid energy transition away from coal, the group also stresses the need for a prominent role for both oil and gas in the future and does not support a timely or ambitious effort to decarbonise the energy sector. The group has repeatedly lobbied the UK government for financial support to help the sector increase oil and gas production whilst opposing policies to aid decarbonisation.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
-1 NS NS NS NS 1 NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 1 NA 1 -1 1 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
1 NS NS NS NS 2 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
-1 NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA NS NA NA NA NS NS
Carbon Tax
0 NS NS -2 NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
0 NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 0 NS 0 0 -1 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NS 0 NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NS NS NA NA NA NS NS