Coronavirus Brings North Sea Oil’s Need for a Just Transition Into Focus

Source: Desmog UK


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The practical challenges of tackling coronavirus on a cramped North Sea oil platform cannot be overstated — living spaces are often shared, two-metres social distancing is tricky and often unenforceable. This is an industry defined by the fact that privacy is left behind onshore. With staffing levels falling by 40 percent in recent weeks, the industry is already being forced to take drastic steps to address such vulnerabilities.  

Practical challenges aside, the North Sea oil and gas sector is once again facing a bleak outlook, at least for the time being.