North-east oil services tycoon Sir Ian Wood has warned that Scots voters were being misled and influenced by highly inaccurate forecasts, false promises and misleading information about Scotland’s black gold reserves.
A group of experts have concluded that the UK’s single energy market ought to continue if Scotland becomes independent.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has claimed it is “inevitable” that border controls will be put in place if Scotland becomes independent.
The Scottish Government is under pressure to publish a report on the offshore industry to help inform the independence debate.
A fresh row has broken out over the number of onshore wind turbines operating across Aberdeenshire.
The Scottish Secretary has said it would be “perverse” to improve offshore helicopter safety at the expense of other areas of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Alex Salmond has been accused of refusing to order a full investigation into offshore helicopter safety because he does not want to upset the oil industry ahead of the referendum.
The chief executive of oil company Shell said last night that he would like Scotland to “remain part of the UK".
A senior UK Government minister has dismissed proposals to set up an oil fund in an independent Scotland as a “pipe dream”.
UK Chancellor George Osborne has warned that a $20 (£12) fall in the price of a barrel of oil in an independent Scotland would cost 11,000 jobs.
A massive hydro-power station in the Highlands could be doubled in size, with the promise of 1,000 construction jobs and enough electricity to power 900,000 homes.
The Scottish Government has been urged not to “bow to pressure” from energy companies who are opposed to proposals to ban windfarms from wild lands.
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has claimed Scotland’s oil wealth has been “squandered” for decades and described a decision not to set up an oil fund as a “huge error”.
A leading economist has predicted that a major North Sea oil find in the next eight months could have an impact on the independence campaign.
Dozens of serving police officers in the north-east are actively looking for new careers in the oil and gas industry.
Proposals to force UK consumers to subsidise renewables in an independent Scotland, and buy back energy to keep the lights on, have been branded “wrong-headed” and “unworkable”.
Independent Scotland in ‘strong position’ to emulate Norwegian energy industry success, says minister
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said the two countries could play a key role in Europe’s increasingly integrated energy market, building on established expertise in both the renewables and oil and gas sectors.
Scotland’s new ministry of energy and industry regulator would be based in Aberdeen if the country becomes independent, Alex Salmond has pledged.
Campaigners fear more and more people will have to make the stark choice between heating their homes and eating this winter because of the rising cost of gas and electricity.
The National Grid has dismissed claims there could be blackouts in Britain due to energy supply shortages as “scaremongering”.
Shock new figures have revealed that domestic energy prices have rocketed by 140% over the last nine years.
Energy regulator Ofgem has been criticised for delaying a review of electricity transmission charging arrangements by 12 months.
The Tories have claimed that electricity bills could rise to “eye-watering proportions” in an independent Scotland under SNP renewable energy plans.
A new campaign aimed at improving North Sea helicopter safety is officially being launched in Aberdeen today.
FRESH fears for the future of a Moray airbase were raised last night after it emerged that the UK Government is considering selling off a pipeline used to supply it with jet fuel.