Press release

Further support for UK oil and gas industry

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The Oil & Gas Authority launched a new website on 3 October 2016 to reflect its new status as a government company.

This formalises the transfer of the Secretary of State’s regulatory powers in respect of oil and gas to the OGA, and grants it new powers. This website will no longer be updated. Visitors should refer to

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a package of measures to further support the UK oil and gas industry during the current downturn affecting this nationally vital sector.