In the Netherlands about 13 companies have a license to explore for and produce gas. These oil and gas companies conduct research into possible gas reserves underground and under the North Sea. They ensure the production of natural gas after such an exploration. These companies are united under NOGEPA, the Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association.
NOGEPA represents the interests of these companies and wants to contribute towards an open and transparent transition to a fully sustainable energy supply in 2050. An energy supply that is safe, reliable, affordable and accepted. Until then, natural gas (as the fossil fuel with lowest CO2 emissions) must ensure a reliable energy security.