I read with wry amusement that some 58 of Aberdeen’s great and good have written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other political leaders asking for a “more reasoned debate” on the future of oil and gas.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)
Dozens of north-east business leaders have penned an open letter warning politicians against creating a “hostile investment environment” for the oil and gas sector.
Oil and gas industry body OGUK says Shell’s decision to pull out of the west of Shetland Cambo project – threatening 1,000 jobs – “doesn’t change the facts” around energy supply.
A senior climate adviser has emphasised the “really important role” Aberdeen has to play in axing the UK’s carbon emissions.
‘Today, it jars’: Over 40% of Aberdeen oil firms have not signed up to net zero targets, finds survey
A significant percentage of oil and gas firms in the Aberdeen area are yet to sign up to net zero targets, according to a new survey from the chamber of commerce and accountancy firm KPMG.
Some of the energy industry’s biggest names are calling on the UK Government to make Scotland part of its initial carbon capture and storage (CCS) plans.
Offshore Europe organisers pushing on with event, say it’s unlikely to be derailed by use of P&J Live as vaccination centre
The north-east has been dealt a significant boost after organisers of a huge oil and gas conference confirmed it is still on track to go ahead as planned later this year.
It’s hoped commitments to put energy transition “at the heart” of economic recovery plans could go some way to reversing negative trends in the oil and gas industry.
Around a fifth of North Sea oil and gas contractors have warned they expect to make further job cuts in 2021 as they continue to deal with ongoing turmoil in the sector.
Chrysaor, the UK’s largest offshore oil and gas producer, is mulling plans for electrification of its North Sea platforms.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has urged the UK Government to be “mindful” of any additional costs to the sector as it plans new Brexit customs charges.
Aberdeen’s importance as a global oil hub may reduce as firms take steps to protect against multiple waves of Covid-19, according to an energy consultancy.
A leading analyst has described it as “disappointing” that the Chancellor that put a vital net zero technology lower down his list of priorities than repairing potholes.
Scotland’s international trade agency has launched guides to 50 overseas markets as part of its efforts to support the oil and gas industry.