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Natural Gas: Production

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL2878, tabled on 25 October 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to strengthen the UK's energy security through an increase in domestic gas production.

Answered on

8 November 2022

The Government plans to strengthen energy resilience and manage declining domestic gas production through the North Sea Transition Authority’s launch of the 33rd licensing round on 7 October 2022. Applications for the 33rd round will be open until 12 January 2023 and the first licence awards should follow in the second quarter of 2023.