Press release

The OGA sets out MER UK in Practice

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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) is marking its transition to an independent government company by holding a full-day event where it will set out how MER UK works in practice and how the OGA regulates, influences and promotes the UK Continental Shelf to maximise economic recovery (MER).