Welsh Government Consultation on petroleum extraction policy in Wales

Welsh Government Consultation on petroleum extraction policy in Wales

A Welsh Government consultation on Petroleum Extraction Policy in Wales has been launched. The consultation runs until the 25th of September and Welsh Government wants to know your views on the proposal.

“Following the Wales Act 2017 Welsh Ministers will take over responsibility for licensing onshore petroleum extraction from the UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) on the 1st October 2018. The new petroleum licensing powers have provided an opportunity to consider what should be our approach to petroleum extraction in Wales, for now and future generations.   As a new area of responsibility for the Welsh Government, we commissioned a review of the evidence in 2017 to inform our future policy towards petroleum extraction.”

This  consultation seeks your views on that evidence and Welsh Government’s proposed future policy on petroleum extraction, including fracking.

More information can be found on the Welsh Government website: Petroleum extraction policy in Wales