Allister Thomas


OPINION: Former MSP says Super Puma needs to fly again


Last week’s report from the Air Accidents Branch of the Department of Transport has raised fresh questions for the oil and gas industry in the North Sea and demonstrated double standards by the trade union Unite.


Labor shortages in West Texas getting worse


The latest shale drilling boom is driving unemployment to the lowest levels in years in many of the areas that encompass the Permian Basin, a 17-county region that spans West Texas and eastern New Mexico, according to data compiled by the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission, a cross-border coalition geared toward diversifying the region’s economy.