The UK Government has refused to back Nicola Sturgeon’s opposition to the new Cambo oil field off Shetland – and warned jobs are at risk from “turning off the taps”.
A potential deal between the SNP and Greens would risk the oil and gas sector “being held at knifepoint”, a north-east MP has claimed.
Business leaders, including former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, have welcomed a £30million-plus Budget package for the Aberdeen energy sector.
An oil and gas sector deal could ensure any further BP-scale job losses are "headed off at the pass", according to a north-east MP.
Boris Johnson has “assured” MPs that the UK Government is working on a sector deal for the crisis-hit oil and gas industry.
North-east oil and gas workers face a 25% loss of earnings if new tax rules come into effect next year, an MP has warned.
Energy minister Claire Perry has revealed the offshore wind sector deal is in the “final stages” of being agreed.