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OGA Framework Document

Framework Document agreed between the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Oil and Gas Authority

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OGA Framework Document

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The establishment of the OGA as an Executive Agency is intended to be a transitional step on its path to incorporation as a Government Company. Subject to the new Government’s legislative programme and the approval of Parliament, the intention is that this will be achieved in summer 2016. However, in the interim it is intended that the OGA will operate and act as closely as possible to its final form as a Government Company. This principle has been reflected in the development of this Framework Document, so as to ensure that the OGA has sufficient operational independence to be effective from day one.

Published 1 April 2015