OEUK: New ministerial appointments to progress energy security from North Sea

World Oil Staff August 31, 2023

(WO) – The leading representative body for the UK offshore energy sector, Offshore Energies UK, has welcomed new ministerial appointments after today’s cabinet reshuffle.

"We welcome the appointment of Claire Coutinho MP as the new Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero - a crucial role in a vital department, particularly at this time where security of supply and delivering meaningful action on the transition are at the forefront of energy policy.

"We look forward to working with the new Secretary of State and her team to build on the progress the sector has already made to deliver energy security from the North Sea, underpinned by the North Sea Transition Deal.

"We also wish The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP well in his new role as the Secretary of State for Defence – building on his work on energy resilience and security."

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