'Incompatible': Climate targets render billions of barrels of North Sea oil 'unextractable', analysis claims

Michael Holder
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An offshore oil production platform in North Sea | Credit: iStock
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An offshore oil production platform in North Sea | Credit: iStock

Fresh analysis from UCL argues oil and gas extraction from the North Sea would have to fall year on year in order to align with 1.5C, but the government remains steadfast in support for the sector

Development of further oil and gas fields in the North Sea would be "incompatible" with the goals of the Paris Agreement, with up to ten billion barrels of oil and six billion barrels of gas "unextractable"...

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