This report sets out the landscape of oil and gas decommissioning to enable Parliament to consider whether the various government departments involved are protecting taxpayers' interests effectively. It covers:
- the role oil and gas has played in the UK economy and the government's current objectives for the sector (Part One);
- the potential costs of decommissioning that operators will pass on to taxpayers (Part Two); and
- how the government is managing the risks to taxpayers (Part Three).