Drax Group Plc will shelve its plans to build a large-scale gas plant as the utility seeks to exit coal and position itself as a green generator, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Construction workers upgrading the BP-run oil terminal at Sullom Voe in Shetland are to be balloted on industrial action over pay and conditions. Around 500 staff are seeking improvements to their terms and conditions to mirror those afforded their counterparts working on Total’s new gas plant next door. Concessions being sought include travel payments, compensation for getting stuck at the airport, harmonisation of terms and conditions for local workers, and a renegotiation of shift patterns.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil launched an internal inquiry yesterday into security at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria after a deadly hostage-taking incident there last month.
A north-east man was last night feared to be one of the Scots oil workers kidnapped by Al Qaeda terrorists in the north African desert.
UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry has been to Total's under-construction Shetland gas plant at Sella Ness to see progress being made on the energy group's £2.5billion Laggan-Tormore development.
Oil service group Petrofac has won a big North Sea contract which could be worth up to £500million.
LONGANNET is dead. Long live carbon capture and storage. The two statements are by no means incompatible, as some of the obituary notices for the ScottishPower project in Fife have suggested.
Total expects to award multimillion-pound construction contracts within days as it steps up the pace on its Laggan and Tormore gas development west of Shetland, one of the energy giant's bosses said yesterday.
A small Aberdeen oil and gas service firm has landed two contracts expected to be worth more than £35million in total over five years.
ABERDEEN-BASED oilfield service company Dominion Gas is opening a new gas plant in Ghana, west Africa, and an office in Perth, Australia.