Countryfile spoke with industry representatives and campaigners as it examined how the oil and gas sector – and the wider north east region – is responding to the UK’s energy transition.
More than £200 billion of UK energy investments, including low carbon solutions, are “at risk” due to the windfall tax, the North Sea trade body has warned.
For a number of years now, diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been high up on the North Sea oil and gas industry’s agenda.
Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), has temporarily stood back from the role after being diagnosed with a medical condition.
Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has launched its search to find a successor to executive Deirdre Michie, who steps down at the end of this year.
Last month, Chancellor Rishi Sunak flew into the Granite City - home of the UK’s offshore energy industry. He was there to listen directly to the concerns put forward by industry leaders on the Government’s proposed energy profits levy.
Industry leader Deirdre Michie is to step down as CEO of the trade body Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) after nearly a decade at the helm.
Deirdre Michie: Supporting consumers is essential – damaging the UK energy industry is no way to do it
The Chancellor’s Energy Profits Levy, announced yesterday, is a disappointing and worrying development for industry. The shockwaves will undoubtedly be felt in offshore energy jobs and communities for years to come.
A windfall tax, reportedly due to be announced today, risks “destabilising” a planned £200bn of investment in the UK energy system this decade, the industry trade body has warned.
UK Government plans to impose a windfall tax on energy companies are expected to be brought forward and announced “as soon as Thursday”.
Harbour Energy chief executive Linda Cook joined industry heads in calling for a “stable” tax environment, and warned of the potential consequences for future North Sea investment should a windfall levy be imposed.
Plans have been set out on creation of a “critical” and long-awaited skills passport to help oil and gas workers transition into renewables.
Billions of pounds of investments marked for UK net zero infrastructure could be diverted if politicians keep threatening to impose windfall taxes, the head of the offshore sector's trade body will tell conference attendees next week.
The chief executive of Offshore Energies UK has reinforced the need for a predictable fiscal regime in a letter to the energy secretary.
The chief executive of Harbour Energy and the head of the recently-rebranded North Sea Transition Authority will headline a major industry conference next month.
Calls are being made to address women working offshore in the North Sea facing risk due to poorly-fitting PPE safety gear.
The UK’s bus and lorry fleets, plus many homes, could be running on low carbon hydrogen within two decades thanks to green technologies now being pioneered in three UK regions renowned until now for their carbon-intensive industries.
A senior figure at NEO Energy has called for cross-party support to help the energy industry map out its long-term future.
A senior oil and gas figure has stressed that “no one” in the sector “wants to benefit or profit” as households struggle to pay their energy bills.
The UK’s leading oil and gas trade body has warned a windfall tax on the North Sea could cause “irreparable damage” to the industry.
This year’s Courier Business Conference will focus on the energy transition with a host of top speakers.
The North Sea’s leading trade body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has officially completed its planned rebrand.
The UK oil and gas industry has made “strong progress” towards implementing the aims of a landmark pact between the sector and government.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) is dropping “oil and gas” from its name in a rebrand which will see its focus and remit broaden to new energy sources.
The chief executive of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has hit back at what she described as a “simplified but really polarised debate” that the industry found itself at the heart of during the COP26 climate summit.