The Shale Environmental Regulator Group (SERG)

The Shale Environmental Regulator Group (SERG)

 

The Shale Environmental Regulator Group (SERG) was launched on 5 October 2018.  It brought the onshore oil and gas regulators (Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive and the Oil and Gas Authority) together as a virtual regulatory group for the environmental aspects of shale gas exploration and production. The SERG acts as a single face for local communities, local authorities and industry.  It provides transparency and clarity to the public, helps to resolve regulatory issues on sites and sharing best practice with local authorities considering shale gas applications.

 

More information on how the SERG regulates the environmental aspects of shale gas exploration and production can be found in the SERG working together agreement and here.

 

To contact the SERG please email: SERG@environment-agency.gov.uk