The Tory energy secretary was dealing with 100 campaign messages a day as climate activists fought to block the controversial Cambo oil field expansion off Shetland.
Six months ago, UK North Sea oil and gas faced the bleakest outlook in its 50-year history.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with key oil and gas producers to discuss the industry’s role in shoring up the country’s supplies, following up on a new energy security strategy announced by the government earlier this month.
The group leading the charge against the controversial Cambo field has launched a new campaign targeted at Shell’s Jackdaw gas field in the North Sea.
Key North Sea oil projects currently in the pre-final investment decision (FID) phase could deliver nearly 1.5 billion barrels, according to new research.
The chairman of Ithaca Energy, soon to be the new operator of the controversial Cambo oilfield, has said the firm wants open dialogue with environmentalists and other parties on its future.
Environmental groups say a change of ownership at the controversial Cambo development will not alter the prospects for what they call a "doomed" field, following news that Ithaca Energy will acquire operator Siccar Point.
Ithaca Energy has struck a deal to buy Siccar Point Energy, operator of the controversial Cambo project, for just shy of $1.5 billion.
I recently heard a BBC Scotland reporter state, almost as a throw-away “fact” about energy problems arising from the Ukraine war, that Scotland is, of course, unaffected because we produce more power than we consume.
Scotland’s First Minister has been described as a threat to energy security after she reiterated her opposition to a controversial North Sea oilfield.
Securing an extension to the Cambo licenses affords Siccar Point Energy time to find the right partner to progress the project.
Siccar Point Energy and Shell have been granted a two-year extension to the licences for the Cambo oil field, paving a potential future for the project.
Recent commodity volatility has made front-page news. As economies around the world emerge from two years of restrictions, demand is rebounding quickly, with consensus suggesting that consumption will outpace pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.
Industry leaders have been debating as news emerges that Shell is reconsidering its exit of the Cambo oilfield.
Shell has said it is working with Siccar Point Energy and the UK Government to “map out the next steps” on the Cambo project.
The madness in Ukraine has dramatically fast-forwarded issues that were already in the making. Soaring energy prices, over-reliance on imported gas, storage which is essential to facilitate the growth of renewables … the list goes on and on.
While the future of the Cambo project remains on hold, Siccar Point Energy’s intentions for the scheme could soon become clearer.
A new report finds that new oil and gas licensing is not compatible with the UK’s climate commitments and targets set out by the Paris Agreement.
Boris Johnson has delivered a huge vote of confidence in the North Sea oil and gas industry by claiming “everybody credible” understands the sector cannot be abandoned in the near term.
“A really opportune moment” beckons for Serica Energy, according to chief executive Mitch Flegg, with gas prices strong, new production online and, since the turn of the year, reaching a major milestone for its North Sea business.
More than 20 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels are currently awaiting redeployment across the globe.
Shell’s chief executive has reiterated that financial motives were the driver behind the supermajor’s decision to pull out of Cambo.
The UK Government has asked Siccar Point Energy for an updated timeline on its controversial Cambo project, following the operator’s decision to ‘pause’ the development in December.
Climate campaigners have questioned the decision to green light a North Sea oil and gas field that they claim will provide “little to no benefit” to the UK.
The North Sea is one of just a handful of regions “falling behind” as offshore oil and gas investment returns to pre-pandemic levels around the world.