Supporting UK Energy Security Strategy

Since 2004 Westminster Energy has provided a trusted environment for Government, industry and other key stakeholders to evaluate the factors that affect our long term UK energy security, and the effectiveness of the strategies and policies underpinning it. By working across the sector silos Westminster Energy examines common risk factors, and supports the sharing of ideas and analysis among the participants. Westminster Energy operates as an industry association that does not lobby on behalf of any particular sector but which works to convene all the key players  - public, private and NGO - in a common interest.

At the core of its programme Westminster Energy delivers an annual cycle of nine high level seminars that are specifically designed to cover the six policy pillars underpinning the energy security strategy over the course of each political year, namely:

  •    Resilience to system & network shocks
  •    Energy efficiency measures to lower UK exposure to energy market risks
  •    Maximising economic production of UK oil and gas reserves
  •    Working to improve the reliability of global energy markets
  •    Reliable and diverse networks for reliable delivery of energy supplies
  •    Decarbonising supplies to reduce our dependence on international fossil fuels

The outputs from these sessions are fed back in to inform subsequent elements of the programme and related risk analysis. This helps us to clarify private discussions with the key political and industry and decision makers, and to increase awareness of cross-sectoral challenges and potential solutions.

Next Event:

Upstream Oil & Gas Strategic Review - with Oil & Gas UK

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG
  • Ambitions and priorities for BREXIT negotiations in the context of the oil and gas sector

    Oil & Gas Authority
  • Operational challenges for oil co's in the UKCS, and the importance of frontier regions in the future

    Nexen CNOOC
  • UKCS Annual Economic Review, the industrial risk issues, and the context of Europe

    Oil and Gas UK
  • Gas inflows to Europe: current E&P in the context of rising LNG exports, market demand & pricing

  • The view from Parliament: will UK energy policy be reset now to sufficiently support the UKCS in the long term?


    All Party Parliamentary Oil & Gas Group
  • Downstream gas and the context of European energy markets

    Baringa Partners