Domestic production volumes set to declineIndigenous fossil fuel production in the UK increased for the second consecutive year in 2019. This was largely due to greater oil production output, which amounted to some 1.12 million barrels per day. However, a March 2020 forecast suggests the UK oil industry has its golden days behind it. Oil production is projected to be halved between 2020 and 2035.
Anglo-Dutch oil supermajor Royal Dutch Shell is the most valuable oil & gas company listed on the London Stock Exchange. In April 2020 when oil prices crashed to historic lows, Shell announced one of the most aggressive net zero targets of any Big Oil company. By 2050 it plans to completely offset emissions related to its own production and energy use. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of products such as gasoline and jet fuel which it sells to customers, Shell also proclaimed it would shift its client base to those businesses and sectors with 2050 net zero targets of their own.