Shell’s North Sea Jackdaw gas field has received final regulatory approval.
The news was announced by Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.
He said: “Jackdaw gas field – originally licensed in 1970 – has today received final regulatory approval.
“We’re turbocharging renewables and nuclear, but we are also realistic about our energy needs now.
“Let’s source more of the gas we need from British waters to protect energy security.”