A UK Government minister has played down concerns about new helicopter safety rules which will require 28,000 offshore workers to be retrained.
A UK Government minister has predicted that north-east oil and gas firms are on the brink of cashing in on multibillion-pound investments in Brazil.
Tax changes in the Budget have already triggered plans to create hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas jobs.
A UK Government minister has admitted it was “unacceptable” for the families of 16 men who died in a North Sea helicopter crash to have to wait five years for a fatal accident inquiry.
The Ukraine crisis could lead to higher energy bills for UK consumers and increased demand for North Sea gas.
Trade body Oil and Gas UK has said it remains “hopeful” of resolving a dispute with the Treasury over plans which could cost the offshore industry £1billion.
David Cameron was flown out to an oil and gas platform 150 miles offshore yesterday as the “vital” North Sea industry took centre stage in the independence battle.
UK ministers arrived in Aberdeen today for the first ever Cabinet meeting in the city.
Oil and gas industry chiefs raised major concerns last night about the impact of strict new safety rules governing North Sea helicopters.
Former BP boss Tony Hayward has dismissed his successor’s warnings about Scottish independence, insisting there would be no impact on North Sea oil and gas.
Military chiefs may have opened the floodgates to scores more windfarm schemes in the north and north-east by upgrading their radar systems.
Chancellor George Osborne is expected to miss the UK Cabinet’s first-ever meeting in the north-east next week because of a diary clash.
The north-east’s hopes of leading the world in a lucrative clean-energy technology will receive a major boost from UK ministers next week.
Plans to build a world-leading clean-energy project in the north-east have been dealt a major blow by fresh delays to a £1billion support package from Westminster.
The North Sea is one of the “best places in the world” to develop a low-carbon technology which could slash £82 a year from family power bills, a new study has found.
When a north-east MP was thrust into the centre of one of last year’s biggest political rows, only a handful of people knew that his life had recently changed forever.
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The UK’s energy minister is hoping to sign off a contract for advanced design work on a carbon capture and storage plant at Peterhead power station in February.
Workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry have made more than 3.6million helicopter trips in just five years.
Helicopter pilots will accuse regulators today of failing to ensure adequate safety in the oil and gas industry.
MPs investigating the use of controversial zero-hours contracts are planning to probe the North Sea oil and gas sector, it can be revealed.
The prime minister has dropped a major hint that the looming Budget could include new tax breaks to boost North Sea exploration work and safeguard thousands of jobs.
A powerful committee of MPs will travel to Aberdeen next week to take evidence on North Sea helicopter safety.
The UK Government was under growing pressure last night to take action to avert an “exploration crisis” that could risk thousands of jobs in the North Sea.
Energy Minister Michael Fallon pledged yesterday to consider calls to cut energy bills on the islands by creating special domestic markets.