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Shell Gets Green Light to Develop UK Jackdaw Gas Field

  • Project initially failed to get approval on emissions concerns
  • Field to produce 6.5% of UK North Sea gas, Shell says

Shell Plc won official consent to develop the Jackdaw natural gas field in the UK’s North Sea, eight months after the country’s regulator blocked the project on environmental concerns.

The move marks a change in government policy from last year, when the UK oil and gas industry faced a bleak outlook as the government focused on hosting the COP 26 climate talks. But with energy prices soaring on the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Britain is now seeking ways to keep domestic oil and gas resources flowing.