Parties want to shut down oil exploration for Danish part of the North Sea

Two political parties call for an end to the awarding of new drilling licenses for the Danish part of the North Sea until 2055, citing climate considerations. Association Oil & Gas Denmark disagrees.

Ifølge Martin Næsby er det en decideret dårlig idé at lukke ned for olie- og gasproduktion i Nordsøen af hensyn til klimaet. Radikale Venstre og SF mener det modsatte. | Photo: PR / Olie & Gas

The Socialist People's Party (SF) and the Danish Social Liberal Party (R) want to withdraw support for the awarding of new licenses to oil companies in the North Sea until 2055 due to climate considerations.

"I would be proud to help put an end to the Danish oil adventure. Not because I don't know that we've benefited greatly from the revenue it has produced, but rather because we're headed for a fossil-free future. And it's our responsibility to make the decisions that can get us there as quickly as possible. One of the ways to do this is by no longer issuing new licenses to drill in the North Sea," says Morten Østergaard, leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party, in a statement, according to news media DR Nyheder.

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