OESG launch success
The launch of the Onshore Energy Services Group was greeted with enthusiasm by MPs, industry figures and the media last week when it launched in London.
As part of a series of events surrounding the launch, the OESG and its founder members participated in a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas (APPUOG) in Westminster. It saw interim Chief Executive, Lee Petts, address attendees on the crucial role that supply chain SMEs have in making shale gas, and other forms of energy extraction, a British success story.
Lee was joined by Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive of Business for Britain, who highlighted how Britain could benefit from a greater say over its energy policies.
Discussing the launch, Lee said: “We are very pleased with the reception we’ve had so far. Now the real work can begin, as the OESG seeks to grow its membership and champion the role of small British businesses in the onshore oil and gas supply chain.”
Nigel Mills MP, vice-chair of the APPGUOG that chaired the meeting, said afterwards: “It was clear that there are both challenges and opportunities that must be carefully planned for if local businesses and communities are to benefit from this industry.”