The future of the north-east's offshore oil and gas industry could be under threat if the government imposes a windfall tax on energy companies, it was claimed last night.
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TSMarine says it remains on track to almost double turnover to about £100million by next year after achieving £55million in 2007.
UK wholesale gas prices soared by more than 14% yesterday after a leak on a North Sea pipeline prompted fears about supplies this winter.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) is to lead fresh efforts to stamp out offshore workers being banned from any installation in the North Sea without being given a reason.
Integrated environmental service specialist TWMA has announced contract wins of £25million in the past quarter.
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ABERDEEN-BASED industrial-cleaning and waste-disposal company MS Industrial Services (MSIS) has completed a contract with oil and gas, marine and drilling support-service firm Offshore Marine Services (OMS).
PROVIDENCE Resources has announced the start of a study to evaluate the carbon-sequestration and gas-storage potential of the Kish Bank Basin offshore Ireland.
A recently formed Aberdeen oil and gas company is involved in plans to bring the Maureen field in the UK central North Sea back to life.
Aberdeen-based Craig Group has sold its foodservice division to Strachans, a Peterhead based food distributor to the onshore and offshore catering industry.
SIGMA Offshore, an Aberdeen firm specialising in the provision of offshore mooring systems, has made two board level appointments and signed a deal it hopes will lead to significant orders from China.
OIL prices fell to their lowest level for nearly four months yesterday amid expectations that slower world growth would reduce demand.
Global Energy Group announced contracts yesterday for work on two rigs worth about £12million to the Highland economy.
Almost 100 jobs in Angus and the north-east are under threat after oil production supply company Vetco Gray announced plans to reduce its workforce.
ABERDEEN-BASED supplier of specialist offshore cargo-carrying units Swire Oilfield Services (SOS) has announced another international acquisition.
Up to 1,000 delegates from the oil and gas industry will attend the annual Pilot Share Fair and the first Oil and Gas UK supply-chain conference later this year.
Energy service giant Weatherford unveiled plans yesterday to invest £11million in its technology and training centre at Bridge of Don, in Aberdeen.
The North Sea energy industry was under fire last night for failing to cut the number of oil and gas leaks - despite the potential to spark another Piper Alpha-style disaster.
Scottish engineering firm Weir Group said yesterday it expected more progress this year as it announced a substantial increase in first-half profits.
The UK offshore oil and gas industry's flagship safety initiative Step Change in Safety is creating new Opito-approved minimum safety training standards for people working on installations.
ABERDEEN-BASED Bond Offshore Helicopters is introducing three latest-technology EC 225 aircraft to its fleet in a continuing investment programme in support of work worth almost £240million.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (Taqa) is planning to invest £750million to make more acquisitions and boost oil output from its UK North Sea operations, its chief executive said yesterday.
OIL service firm NOV Elmar UK has unveiled a larger north-east manufacturing facility and announced plans to add a further 25 people to its local workforce.
Plans for a £65million bioenergy plant at Scotland's largest distillery were announced yesterday by drink giant Diageo.
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