Oil & Gas UK, unions hit EU safety proposal

Oil & Gas UK and two UK trade unions have issued a joint statement opposing the European Union proposal to centralize regulation of offshore oil and gas safety (OGJ Online, Nov. 4, 2011). The producers' group teamed with the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) and Unite the Union to say the proposed EU regulation "would, in practice, undermine the current UK regulatory regime and the high standards of offshore safety and environmental protection that this drives." EU officials, calling the risk of a major offshore accident in European waters unacceptably high, proposed a series of regulatory steps, including aggressive coordination of EU members' r...

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