Nicola Sturgeon has warned that climate change, not Covid, remains the “greatest long-term challenge” facing the world ahead of a key international summit in Glasgow next year.
Trade body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said it is “continuing to work with the government” on sector-specific guidance for easing the lockdown in the industry.
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted there is “a long way to go” before the standard of home testing for offshore workers meets expectations.
The First Minister has said the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the oil and gas industry is a “big concern” but failed to outline the specific measures discussed to help support the sector.
Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) is "not operating on a level playing field", the First Minister of Scotland seemed to concede today.
Nicola Sturgeon has hailed the opening of an innovation hub for the oil and gas industry as a “real milestone” in its recovery.
The North Sea oil and gas industry has pumped more than £300 billion into the Scottish and wider UK economy over the last four decades.
Oil and gas firms are to receive £12.5million to sustain growth and develop new technologies as part of a package of support announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Scotland’s communities are benefiting by £10 million every year as a result of renewable energy projects, the First Minister has said.
A jobs taskforce set up to help North Sea workers whose jobs are under threat is to be continued “for the foreseeable future”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The Scottish Government set up the Energy Jobs Taskforce in January after the sector was hit by the slump in oil prices. Initial plans were for the body, which brings together the industry, the public sector and trade unions, to be in place for six months. But Ms Sturgeon has announced it will continue to meet beyond its original six-month commitment. The First Minister said: “The Scottish Government is fully committed to the oil and gas industry; it has been a true success story and we are working to ensure it will continue to be so.