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Cuadrilla Insurance- 1st October 2017- present date

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Dear Oil and Gas Authority,

I note from the following guidance you sent to me which is available at: https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/media/4693...
that p21 states that you require :
'A Board letter confirming scope of insurance or availability of necessary funds for any required remedial work'

Therefore, as per your previous response :
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
to my initial request
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

I now make request the following information.

1) Please provide a copy of all email communications between OGA and Cuadrilla (Resources), detailing Cuadrilla's provision of the company insurance, to include

i) the dates of all communications
ii) the extent of the policy cover - including the total total liability covered
iii) any exclusions to the policy.

2) Please detail and explain how the insurance criteria of
'Energy Package - including Onshore Property and Operator's Extra Expense
Public Liability, Pollution Liability and Products Liability
Excess Public Liability, Excess Pollution Liability and Excess Product Liability'

provides cover for
i)third party liability,
ii) environmental liability
iii) loss of well control

Please provide confirmation
3) that you are satisfied that the insurance criteria on PEDL 165 are met by the operator
4) that 'an additional £40M limit for any one occurrence or series of occurrences' is satisfactory, (if this is still the 2018 limit) https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/4...

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chuntso

OGA FOI requests, Oil and Gas Authority

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Dear Ms Chuntso,

Please find attached a letter from the OGA indicating that the time limit for responding to your request needs to be extended.

Yours sincerely

FOI Requests

Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF. For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our Privacy Statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, both available on our website.

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OGA FOI requests, Oil and Gas Authority

Dear Ms Chuntso,

Further to our previous communications regarding your Freedom of Information request, please accept our apologies that we have not replied by now.

The case still requires further consideration.

We aim to provide a response within the next two weeks.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer.

Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF.

For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our Privacy Statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, both available on our website.

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Dear Oil and Gas Authority,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Oil and Gas Authority's handling of my FOI request 'Cuadrilla Insurance- 1st October 2017- present date'.

There is a requirement that the OGA sends this information to DBEIS. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

OGA simply have either done this or not. Requests for repeated time extensions leave the public with no choice but to consider your department incompetent- at best.

I do not accept your request for a time extension and require you to send this information immediately, together with a reason why you have not been able to do so to date.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chuntso

OGA FOI requests, Oil and Gas Authority

Dear Ms Chuntso,

Thank you for your email of 25 October, requesting an internal review.

The OGA carries out internal reviews once a response to a request for information has been provided. The OGA wrote to you on 25 September and again on 23 October advising that it would be providing its response to your FOI request FOI-2018-0048 (concerning Cuadrilla insurance from 1 October 2017 to the present date) on 6 November 2018.

If on receiving that response you are unhappy with the way the request was handled you can request an internal review.

Please be assured that we are doing all we can to respond to you as quickly as possible.

Kind Regards

FOI Officer.

Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF.

For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our Privacy Statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, both available on our website.

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OGA FOI requests, Oil and Gas Authority

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    email request for seismicity damage cover evidence 25 July 2018 marked for redaction Redacted.pdf

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    Attachment 19 2018 07 11 Cuadrilla Insurance Letter marked for redaction 2 Redacted.pdf

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    Attachment 19b insurance letter seismicity damage cover marked for redaction Redacted.pdf

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    Cuadrilla PNR Cand EWT Insurance Letter 2 July 2018 marked for redaction Redacted.pdf

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    FOI 2018 0048.pdf

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Dear Ms Chuntso,

Please find attached a response from the OGA to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

FOI Requests

Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF. For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our Privacy Statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, both available on our website.

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Dear Oil and Gas Authority,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Oil and Gas Authority's handling of my FOI request 'Cuadrilla Insurance- 1st October 2017- present date'.
Available at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...

OGA attempt to use exemptions of the FOIA
➢ i) Section 40(2) FOIA (personal data).
➢ ii) Section 41(1) FOIA (information provided in confidence)
➢ iii) Section 43(2) FOIA (commercially confidential)

and state :
"Where applicable, the following EIR exceptions also apply:
➢ Regulation 12(5)(e) EIR (commercially confidential)
➢ Regulation 13(1) EIR (personal data). "

17. 'The OGA is withholding information in respect of the identity of the insurance
provider concerned and the terms of the policy including the level of cover and
exclusions, under Section 43(2) FOIA and Regulation 12(5)(e) EIR. One of
the functions of the OGA is to regulate the oil and gas industry. It regularly
requests and receives information in the discharge of its functions. Information
in respect of insurance provisions for adverse events arising as a
consequence of licensed oil and gas activities is an example of information
the OGA requests and receives.'

18). 'Disclosure of the identity of the insurance provider the level of cover and the
policy exclusions, would disclose the terms on which Cuadrilla was able to
obtain the policy. Such disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice the
commercial interests of Cuadrilla by weakening its bargaining position in a
competitive environment. Further, disclosure of the requested information
would disclose to Cuadrilla and the insurer’s competitors, the terms on which
the insurance policy was being provided. This would, or would be likely to,
prejudice the commercial interests of Cuadrilla and its insurers. '

Please conduct an Internal Review of the use of the following exemptions:
Section 41(1) FOIA (Information provided in confidence)
Section 43(2) and Regulation 12(5)(e) EIRs (commercially confidential)

It is clearly not in the public interest to withhold this information; the public should be entitled to know to what extent the public indemnity cover is adequate in the event if an operator causing adverse event damaging life or property.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chuntso

OGA FOI requests, Oil and Gas Authority

Dear Ms Chuntso,

I am emailing you with a short update regarding your request for an internal review dated 9 November 2018.

Your request is being considered by the OGA and we hope to be able to revert to you by no later than 9 January 2019. This is still being progressed by the OGA.

While noting that there is no legal time limit in which to conduct an internal review under FOI legislation, the OGA are aware that the recommendation from the ICO is that an internal review should take no more than 40 working days under 11(4) EIR.

We anticipate having a response for you within that time.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Manager
OGA.

Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF.

For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our Privacy Statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, both available on our website.

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Dear Ms Chuntso,

Please find attached a response to the Internal Review of your Freedom of Information Request.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Manager.

Oil and Gas Authority is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09666504 and VAT registered number 249433979. Our registered office is at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3HF.

For information about how we process data and monitor communications please see our privacy statement and for terms of use please see our Terms and Conditions, both available on our website.

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