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Oil and gas operators should exercise caution in 'scramble for Iran', say expert

Oil and gas operators should be wary of moving too quickly into the Iranian market if trade restrictions are lifted this month, according to an energy expert at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.  30 Mar 2015

Oil and Gas Authority's powers to fine will 'encourage firms to do things differently', expert says

A new industry regulator responsible for maximising recovery of remaining UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) reserves could be given the power to issue fines of up to £1 million and revoke the licences of operators that do not extract enough oil and gas, the UK government... 25 Mar 2015

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Diverted profits tax: Notification improved but still concerns for real estate, said expert

Changes to the notification requirements for diverted profits tax (DPT) are welcome, but there are still concerns about real estate transactions and a "nasty sting in the tail" for oil and gas companies, said Heather Self , a tax expert at Pinsent Masons,... 20 Mar 2015

Budget 2015: 'competitive tendering' proposed for onshore electricity transmission infrastructure

Introducing a competitive tendering process for the construction of cables, pylons, substations and other onshore electricity transmission infrastructure could drive down the costs of these necessary projects, the UK government has said. 19 Mar 2015

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