The oil and gas industry has welcomed the new UK government as it looks ahead to a “transformational” sector deal and braces for tax changes for thousands of contractors.
Leading Tory environmentalist Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat as the constituency of Richmond Park changed hands for the third time in three years.
The next UK Government will have to “push hard” to make sure mature North Sea assets end up in the right hands, a top tax adviser said.
There can be few people in the UK who will not welcome some respite from hearing the phrase “strong and stable” but for those of us working in energy, a strong and stable energy policy is just what is required.
I believe it is only a matter of days and weeks at most before PM Theresa May has her day in the forum. The knives are out for the Tory leader, make no mistake.
An oil industry expert has said it will be “business as usual” for the North Sea oil sector following the general election.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has conceded her plans for a second vote on independence were “undoubtedly” a factor as the SNP lost 21 seats at Westminster.
The head of industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has called for an early meeting with Britain’s next government to make the case for supporting the sector.
A top lawyer has said Scottish business will view the general election result positively as IndyRef2 and “hard Brexit” could be “off the table” for now.
An oil industry veteran has said the general election result was likely to create "significant uncertainty" at a time when the North Sea needs stability.
SNP energy spokesman Callum McCaig has lost his Aberdeen South constituency.
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The head of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has said industry is ready to resume the push for decommissioning tax relief after next week’s general election.
The next UK Government, of whatever colour, will face important challenges when it comes to energy. As the UK has traditionally been a net-importer of energy, there will be a fresh focus on how we will generate and consume energy, make it as secure as possible and ensure we use it efficiently as part of the UK’s industrial strategy.
Election defeat for Energy Secretary Ed Davey means there is to be yet another whirl of the revolving-door at the ministry looking after oil and gas affairs. The Kingston and Surbiton MP was one of the casualties of a disastrous night for the Liberal Democrats, and his departure from office leaves a vacancy in a key role affecting the UK Government’s relations with the offshore sector.