Oil & Gas UK welcomes vote for EU Directive on Offshore Safety

News - October 12, 2012

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Oil & Gas UK says it welcomes the result of a recent clear vote by the Industry Committee of the European Parliament in favour of a Directive instead of Regulation covering offshore safety.

Malcolm Webb, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “The result, which comes after the Environment Committee vote for a Directive, is very encouraging.

"We strongly believe this is the best way to achieve the European Commission's objective of raising offshore safety standards across the EU, to the high levels already present in the North Sea. A Regulation would do exactly the opposite and weaken the UK’s already world-class offshore health and safety regime.

“We trust that the European Parliament, Council and Commission will now look to work constructively together towards a well-worded Directive as the best way forward. The Regulation which the Commission has to date favoured would involve needless and significant legal and administrative disruption with consequential risks for safety.”

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