Going through old papers, as one does at times like these, I came across a story I wrote in the mid-1970s about the prospects for an oil refinery in Easter Ross. How time flies.
Workers at a Highland company Global Energy Group site staged a walkout yesterday after Covid-19 temperature checks resulted in incorrect readings.
The number of rigs anchored in the Cromarty Firth rose to 17 this week, as low oil prices continued to hit the oil and gas industry.
The Highlands and Islands should capitalise on the “buzz” surrounding Scotland’s growing floating offshore wind sector, according to the region’s energy development chief.
A firm which claimed the government acted unlawfully in giving taxpayers money to a competitor has lost its £25 million legal action in Scotland’s highest civil court.
It did not take long for declarations of a climate emergency to prompt the kind of episode they are assumed in some quarters to legitimise.
Skills honed in the North Sea oil and gas industry could be key to the north being chosen for an offshore wind “cluster” to deliver a stream of multi-million-pound projects.
Port of Cromarty Firth is planning a new quayside complex for cruise ship passengers with space for businesses to set up ‘pop-up shops’, the organisation’s chief executive, Bob Buskie, revealed yesterday.
Controversial plans to transfer millions of tonnes of crude oil between tankers at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth - allegedly threatening dolphins and other marine life - have been scrapped.
The boss of an Aberdeen-based services company has revealed it is keen to expand operations into yards on the Cromarty Firth as oil and gas activity in the area continues to pick up.
Increasing activity in the oil and gas and renewables sectors has seen one of the Highlands’ major fabrication firms double its workforce in recent week and take on nine new trainees.
A hotel owner is concerned that an “industrial wasteland” of oil rigs stationed near Cromarty could be putting tourists off the area.
One of the two heavy lift vessels which arrived in the Moray Firth around New Year is finally leaving Scottish waters with a rig.
A former senior executive with Shell is one of two new members appointed to the board of Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF).
Specialist project, shipping and logistics company PSG has acquired fellow Invergordon firm Port of Cromarty Firth Services (PCFS), it was announced yesterday.
An industry that has seen oil rigs become a common sight in the waters of the Cromarty Firth marks its 40th anniversary in the area tomorrow.
A Chinese heavy lift transport ship which was booked to remove a rig from the Cromarty Firth has sailed away empty handed.
The Scottish Government has been challenged to “get off the fence” and publicly ban controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers in environmentally sensitive waters such as the Moray Firth.
Fairfield Energy has awarded Bibby Offshore the contract for decommissioning the Greater Dunlin Area’s subsea infrastructure.
As I write this, two Chinese heavy lift transport ships remain anchored in Scotland’s Inner Moray Firth waiting for orders. They were supposed to have loaded by now and carted away for scrapping a couple of semi-submersible drilling rigs that have been laid up in the Cromarty Firth for some time.
There are hopes the arrival of two rigs at a major Cromarty Firth yard could signal the start of a recovery in offshore inspection repair and maintenance (IRM) activities.
Two Chinese heavy lift transport ships remain anchored off Nairn as they await a decision on whether they can remove a number of rigs from Cromarty Firth.
A nationalist MSP has accused Scottish Government ministers of inconsistency over controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers proposed for the Moray Firth.
Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to reject a fresh application to carry out ship-to-ship transfers in the Cromarty Firth, ahead of a Scottish Parliamentary debate tomorrow.
A Scottish Parliamentary debate on controversial proposals for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the dolphin-friendly Cromarty Firth has been rescheduled for next month.