North Sea Oil: Shetland

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered am ar 8 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the Answer of 24 October 2023 to Question 202952 on North Sea Oil: Shetland, on what evidential basis she said that Rosebank will be significantly less emissions-intensive than the current average of producing assets; and if she will make an estimate of the total lifespan emissions from this project.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

Equinor estimates that Rosebank will produce oil at around 12 kg CO2/barrel, compared to a UK offshore production average of over 20 kg CO2/barrel. Rosebank will be electrification-ready, and Equinor anticipates the emissions would reduce to 3kg CO2/barrel after electrification. I refer the Hon Member to Equinor’s analysis on Rosebank, the North Sea Transition Authority’s 2023 Emissions Monitoring Report and data Dashboard highlighting the emissions intensity of production for the UK Continental Shelf, and published regulatory decision documents on the environmental effects of Rosebank.

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