Oil and Gas Authority changes name to North Sea Transition Authority

Oil & Gas

The Oil and Gas Authority has today changed its name to the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) to reflect its evolving role in the energy transition.

In 2021, the OGA revised our strategy to put net zero at the heart of our work alongside the important role of stewarding production. In March last year the North Sea Transition Deal between government and industry set out an ambitious programme for this path and the crucial role that the UK’s oil and gas industry should play.

The new name embraces this new context and our expanding role in energy transition, including as the carbon storage licence and permitting authority, monitoring of emissions, assessing a net zero test for new developments, and stewarding domestic production. More information is available here.