UK regulators are pressing ahead with work to launch the country’s next offshore oil and gas licensing round next month after the government published details of a long-awaited checkpoint to ensure new permitting is consistent with climate goals.

The government said on Thursday it is aiming to launch the round — the UK’s 33rd — in October, part of a plan unveiled two weeks ago by new Prime Minister Liz Truss to bolster energy security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.