UK Oil, Gas Exploration Faces Collapse

Monday, March 23, 2009

According to a March 19 report from Dow Jones & Company, Inc., investment and exploration in the U.K. North Sea oil and gas basin could collapse this year because of high costs and a funding drought, said the head of the country's oil and gas industry lobby. Investment could have halved within two years and exploration and appraisal of new reserves in 2009 could fall to a third of the 2008 level, Oil and Gas U.K. Chief Executive Malcolm Webb told a special session of the U.K. parliament's Energy and Climate Change Committee in Aberdeen, Scotland.

(Source Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)

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