The societal context in which the system for managing UK petroleum resources developed is analysed in this chapter. The chapter describes British society in terms of its economy, resources and politics and the related consequences for the UK energy sector, with a focus on the UK oil and gas sector. In addition, there is coverage of the different institutions that relate to the oil and gas industry. Finally, there is a brief analysis of some of the early issues that may result from Brexit and may also affect the UK oil and gas sector.
|Title of host publication||Regulating Offshore Petroleum Resources|
|Subtitle of host publication||The British and Norwegian Models|
|Editors||Eduardo G. Pereira, Henrik Bjørnebye|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||37|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Aug 2019|