Public opinion on oil and gas

Oil and Gas Industry Reputation Survey December 2019


*Knowledge of the oil and gas industry has fallen slightly compared to December 2017 with a quarter of respondents declaring a high level of knowledge.

*Similar proportions of respondents were favourable or unfavourable towards the oil and gas industry (21% and 20% respectively).

*Those who were unfavourable fell 12% compared to December 2017, but favourable responses remained steady (up 2%).

*The major reason for respondents having a favourable view of the oil and gas industry was that it provided an essential resource (30%, up 2% from December 2017).

*From a range of benefits of the oil and gas industry the most agreed with (65% agreed) was that it was better to produce natural gas here rather than import it.