Oil & Gas UK Welcomes European Commission's Potential Flexibility Around Offshore Safety Proposals
Oil & Gas UK understands that Commissioner Oettinger has today (15 June) given the Energy Council an update on progress on draft legislation on the safety of offshore oil and gas exploration.
Oil & Gas UK chief executive Malcolm Webb said: "Oil & Gas UK is encouraged by the news that the European Commission is prepared to be flexible in the approach it adopts to raising safety standards in Europe up to those high standards now prevailing in the countries around the North Sea.
We support the Commission’s aims in that regard, and are ready to help them achieve this through a well-worded Directive, rather than a Regulation.”
SOURCE: Oil & Gas UK