The Prime Minister has been asked by several north-east politicians to set out a timeline for fully devolving oil and gas powers to Scotland.
Aberdeen South MSP Maureen Watt has written to Theresa May, calling for Holyrood control over licensing and taxes for the North Sea sector.
The letter is signed by seven SNP members, including Ms Watt, Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman, and the Banffshire and Buchan and Aberdeen Central MSPs respectively, Stewart Stevenson and Kevin Stewart.
It states that the UK government has been “short-sighted” on oil revenues, and future income from the North Sea could be placed in an investment fund for future opportunities in Scotland, as well as tackling inequality.
The call comes after licensing and tax powers for onshore oil and gas were devolved in the 2016 Scotland Act.
Ms Watt said: “Devolving powers over oil and gas would be truly transformative to the North East.
“We already have powers for the onshore sector – denying us the rights over our resource-rich waters makes no logical sense. There’s a real opportunity here that we mustn’t let pass.”
The Prime Minister’s office has been contacted for a response.