MPs examine UK deepwater drilling

29 October 2010

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold the last oral evidence session of its ‘UK Deepwater Drilling – Implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill’ inquiry at 10.15 am on Tuesday 2 November 2010 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

The Committee will hear from:

Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and officials.

All timings are approximate.

The session will cover a broad range of issues, including:

  • the implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for deepwater drilling in the UK.
  • the extent to which the existing UK safety and environmental regulatory regime is fit for purpose.
  • the hazards and risks of deepwater drilling to the west of Shetland.
    the role of deepwater oil and gas production during the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.
  • the extent to which deepwater oil and gas resources contribute to the UK’s security of supply.

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