Shell’s Jackdaw gas field given go-ahead by UK regulators

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The government decides in favour of UK energy over uncertain imported energy for once. Dismay for climate obsessives.
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Development of a major North Sea gas field has been approved by regulators, reports BBC News.

The Jackdaw field, east of Aberdeen, has the potential to produce 6.5% of Britain’s gas output.

The regulatory approval comes as the UK government seeks to boost domestic energy output following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Shell’s proposals were initially rejected on environmental grounds in October.

UK Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng welcomed the decision.

„We’re turbocharging renewables and nuclear, but we are also realistic about our energy needs now,“ he said on Twitter.

„Let’s source more of the gas we need from British waters to protect energy security.“

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via Tallbloke’s Talkshop

June 2, 2022, by oldbrew