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North Sea



Source: TH

The U.K. Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, announced plans to grant more than 100 licenses for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea starting in the autumn. The goal is to slow the decline in oil and gas production to secure domestic supplies, even as the U.K. is committed to achieving ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050.

The North Sea lies between Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. An epeiric sea ( on the continental plate and having a very low depth avg. of 90m) on the European continental shelf, it connects to the Atlantic Ocean through the English Channel in the south and the Norwegian Sea in the north.