Scores of the most respected climate scientists in the world have called on Boris Johnson to bring an end to new oil and gas development in the UK ahead of the Cop26 climate summit. An influential report from the world’s energy watchdog released in May said there can be no further fossil fuel expansion anywhere if global climate targets are to be met. But the UK has refused to rule out the possibility of new oil and gas licences in the North Sea – and the prime minister is considering signing off on a controversial project to drill at Cambo, an oil field to the west of Shetland. If approved, the project would produce up to 170 million barrels of oil between 2025 and 2050.
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THE Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has refused to release any correspondence regarding the controversial Cambo oil field. The regulatory body is in charge of overseeing the exploration and development of oil and gas fields across the UK, and denied The National’s Freedom of Information (FOI) request relating to the crude oil field 125km off the coast of Shetland. We asked for correspondence, briefing documents and memos relating to the oil field, co-owned by Siccar Point Energy and Shell, from January 1 this year.
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