Safe and environmentally compatible oil production
Importance of domestic oil production
- In Germany we deal with the highest environmental protection and safety standards anywhere in the world.
- Domestic oil production plays significant role for the national economy. More than 50% of Germany’s domestic oil production comes from the Mittelplate field.
- Mittelplate oil helps reduce Germany's dependence on oil imports, thereby making an important contribution to securing the country's energy supply.
- Oil production creates a large number of jobs. More than 1,000 people are involved in processing the crude oil and oil derivatives.
The royalties payable on oil produced here represent a reliable source of income for the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.