North Sea oil and gas emissions data prompts calls for flaring ban

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Emissions from venting and flaring on the UK continental shelf are 11 times higher than in Norway, figures show
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Emissions from venting and flaring on the UK continental shelf are 11 times higher than in Norway, figures show

Flaring and venting of gas in the North Sea released nearly 20 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent between 2015 and 2019, data obtained by Greenpeace shows

Lax UK government regulations are allowing oil and gas firms operating in the North Sea to pump out a coal power plant's worth of emissions every year through flaring and venting, Greenpeace has claimed...

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