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Launch date for Oil and Gas Authority Government Company announced

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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

During the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark’s visit to Aberdeen today, it has been announced that as of 1st October 2016, the OGA will be established as an independent regulator by the UK Government and receive new powers that will mean it can act with greater speed and flexibility to drive investment, support jobs and further UK’s competitive edge in the oil and gas industry.