Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “open-minded” on the issue of tax relief for the North Sea sector.
He told Energy Voice’s sister publication the Press and Journal yesterday he had not made a decision, adding: “I need to look at that.
“We haven’t decided what our policy would be on that, we will be looking into it.
“Obviously we want to ensure the industry continues.
“While there might be less extraction of oil and gas and the prices are much lower, there is nevertheless a very good and very strong technically-based industry all over Scotland on exploration issues and processing issues.”
He said he supported the idea of a national investment bank to help the industry diversify so Aberdeen was not solely reliant on oil and gas.