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Energy Voice: The burning questions

Every Friday, Energy Voice will ask readers to give their views on some of the hot topics affecting the oil and gas sector. The questionnaire will be kept open for several days to allow as much participation as possible. For our inaugural “Energy Voice: The burning questions”, we want your opinions on the Spring Budget.

Opinion

EV Guest Editor: Derek Leith – This is not the oil and gas budget

The Budget on March 8, follows hot on the heels of the Autumn Statement on November 23. It is also the first of two Budgets we can expect this year as the UK transitions to an autumn rather than spring budget timetable. Usually it’s only election years during which two Budgets are delivered, but this year is an exception.

Opinion

Opinion: Critical to tackle the collapse in investment

Oil and gas companies have made significant in-roads into reducing the cost of production, but this is in the context of some of the highest operating costs in the world. With the oil price falling from the highs of above $100 a barrel in the summer of 2014, those cuts alone cannot go far enough and real fiscal stimulus is needed to drive renewed investment.