Background: the United Kingdom

Raphael Heffro, Mohammed Hazrati, Greg W Gordon, Darren McCauley

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The societal context in which the system for managing UK petroleum resources developed is analysed in this chapter. The chapter describes British society in terms of its economy, resources and politics and the related consequences for the UK energy sector, with a focus on the UK oil and gas sector. In addition, there is coverage of the different institutions that relate to the oil and gas industry. Finally, there is a brief analysis of some of the early issues that may result from Brexit and may also affect the UK oil and gas sector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRegulating Offshore Petroleum Resources
Subtitle of host publicationThe British and Norwegian Models
EditorsEduardo G. Pereira, Henrik Bjørnebye
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781785368912
ISBN (Print)9781785368905
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2019


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