The 800 million barrel oilfield getting Boris Johnson in trouble 

Posted: November 15, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, COP26, Energy, Politics
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North Sea oil platform [image credit: matchtech.com]

Politics versus climate dogma. Oil products are still in high demand, so blocking one project to make some sort of point wouldn’t make any difference to UK consumption levels. Recent events showed the chaos that can easily happen when fuel isn’t readily available at filling stations. But climate obsessives will drone on endlessly about such things anyway.
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The planned Cambo oilfield in the U.K.’s North Sea, thought to hold 800 million barrels of oil, faced significant pressure in the lead up to COP26, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared hypocritical in his promise for a clean energy transition while giving the go-ahead on a new oil exploration project.

Following the global climate summit, will Cambo go ahead? — asks OilPrice.com.

The proposed exploration would take place in the Cambo oil field, located around 125km west of the Shetland Islands, at a depth of between 1,050m to 1,100m underwater.

Johnson continues to back the project, stating that as licensing approval took place in 2001, well before recent considerations for new exploration licensing restrictions, there is no reason to cancel a project that will support the U.K.’s energy security in the coming years.

If the project goes ahead, operations in the field could start as early as 2022, with Cambo remaining active for the following 25 years. The development could also help to provide over 1000 jobs, in an industry that suffered greatly during the pandemic.

Climate activists are staunchly against the new development, suggesting that the first phase of the project alone, which will see the production of 150 million barrels of oil, could produce emissions equivalent to running a coal power plant for 16 years.

This August, energy activists delivered an open letter addressed to Johnson in opposition to the project, which received 80,000 signatures.

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Comments
  1. BLACK PEARL says:

    80,000 brainwashed cultists, that’s what you get with Govt backed propaganda year on year, comes back and bites them big time in the rear !
    With a Thousand years of coal just off Tynemouth, plenty independent energy about.
    https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/31032014/coal_discovered_in_north_sea_674/

  2. Chaswarnertoo says:

    It’s Boris’s idiot greentard wife that’s getting him into trouble.

  3. oldbrew says:

    The anti-carbon dioxide religion has taken over from the national interest as far as energy is concerned.

    Prof. Ian Plimer sums it up:

    https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/green-murder-dont-let-them-get-away-with-it-a-new-book-by-ian-plimer/

  4. oldbrew says:

    Germany suspends approval for Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    The German regulator said it has suspended its approval process because Nord Stream 2 does not meet German and EU laws requiring pipeline operators to be separately owned from energy suppliers.
    . . .
    The European Commission could take up to four months to reach its decision, after which the German regulator would have another two months to respond – meaning a final decision on Nord Stream 2 could take until July next year.

    European and British wholesale gas prices have spiked in recent weeks amid heightened concerns over supplies from Russia and uncertainty around the timing of their arrival.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/11/16/germany-suspends-certification-process-controversial-nord-stream/

    Could be just a temporary legal technicality — or not.

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    oldbrew:
    If the weather gets any colder I would think that Germany will be looking for as much gas as they can get.
    And Boris should bear in mind that if Nord Stream 2 isn’t supplying, then Germany will be drawing more gas from Norway – which means less available to get the UK out of the current energy crisis brought on by their own stupid policies.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Graeme – what you say sounds logical, but laws can’t be ignored.

    I’ve added an extra quote from the article to maybe make things clearer. It seems a bit odd that nobody involved noticed this stumbling block before, or if they did they kept quiet about it.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Mars also has, or had, obliquity variations:

    Here we show evidence that these deposits formed during a geologically recent ice age that occurred from about 2.1 to 0.4 Myr ago. The deposits were emplaced symmetrically down to latitudes of ∼30°—equivalent to Saudi Arabia and the southern United States on the Earth—in response to the the changing stability of water ice and dust during variations in obliquity (the angle between Mars’ pole of rotation and the ecliptic plane) reaching 30–35°.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/nature02114

    Its present obliquity is said to be about 24°, very similar to Earth.

  8. Saighdear says:

    The Sun is setting .. = chickens coming home to roost; Did everyone sow enough GOOD seed to harvest? methinks too much WILD OATS – and that’ll no make the porrodge.

  9. oldbrew says:

    UK energy policy takes more hits…

    Two energy suppliers stop trading as gas price soars
    — 4 hours ago

    Wholesale gas prices in the UK surged by 17% on Tuesday after the German energy regulator suspended the approval process for a new Russian pipeline.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59311551
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    Refusing gas, coal or oil options at home is a seriously dud policy.

  10. RexAlan says:

    It looks like a possible early start to winter in the UK and western Europe.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-exact-date-25467369

  11. oldbrew says:

    Now it’s getting Scotland’s leader into trouble…

    Nicola Sturgeon slaps down plans to develop controversial North Sea oil field

    First Minister accused of ‘abandoning’ North Sea oil industry after giving firm opposition to creation of new Cambo offshore facility
    16 November 2021

    In an extraordinary development, which tore up the SNP’s decades-long economic argument for independence, Ms Sturgeon went even further by stating: “I don’t think we can go and continue to give the go-ahead to new oil fields.”

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/11/16/nicola-sturgeon-slaps-plans-develop-controversial-north-sea/
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    Climate alarm before prosperity? Try that out on voters.

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