A trade union boss has warned predictions that 8,000 jobs have been lost in the oil and gas sector due to the latest downturn are likely to be very conservative.
An Aberdeen MP has said uncertainty from Shell is "deeply regrettable" as it plans up to 9,000 job cuts.
Politicians and industry lobbyists are calling for the UK Government to help save hundreds, if not thousands, of threatened North Sea jobs by urgently tackling a “cashflow conundrum”.
A Scottish politician said yesterday he was “deeply disappointed” that an oil production vessel which has sat in Dundee for a year will be dismantled in Norway.
An oil and gas sector deal could ensure any further BP-scale job losses are "headed off at the pass", according to a north-east MP.
North-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has said oil firms receiving UK state support during the Covid-19 pandemic should be duty bound to safeguard jobs.
A North-east MSP has told the Scottish Government that a revived energy jobs taskforce is “more urgent than ever” after BP announced plans for 10,000 cuts globally.
Any moves to scale back the UK Government furlough scheme would be “absolutely disastrous” for the North Sea oil and gas sector, an Aberdeen union boss has warned.
Call for Scottish Government to engage Westminster over lack of clarity on North Sea furlough scheme
A north-east MSP has called for the Scottish Government to engage Westminster and provide clarity to North Sea firms over who qualifies for the Covid-19 furlough scheme.
A number of prominent north-east politicians have called for the UK Government to fast-track a long awaited oil and gas sector deal following a new report by representative body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) that claimed the industry could see tens of thousands of job losses due to Covid-19.
Safety fears have been raised about the potential spread of Covid-19 due to a lack of guidance given to oil and gas workers using Aberdeen’s new safe haven hotels.
A predicted boom in North Sea offshore wind jobs has been branded “a pipe dream” by union bosses after the Scottish Government admitted that it only uses “estimates” of current employment figures in the sector.
Aberdeen must “strike now or miss its chance” on the offshore wind market, a local MSP has warned after a new plans revealed future projects could dominate the north-east coastline.
Aberdeen harbour bosses have said “further investigation” would be needed before it could become a free port as suggested by Boris Johnson.
A new study has been launched to “put a human face” on the north-east’s oil and gas downturn- and recommend how to better share the wealth in the region.
The Swedish developer of the offshore wind farm situated in Aberdeen Bay has revealed where £150,000 will be spent within the north-east community.
Scottish Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald urged the north-east's energy sector to stop "indulging in rhetorical attacks" and work in "partnership" as a proposed Green New Deal passed in parliament last night.
A north-east MSP will formally ask the Scottish Government to reverse its decision not to back an offshore helicopter safety inquiry later.
Offshore union Unite has launched a petition calling for support after the Scottish Government rejected calls for a public inquiry into helicopter safety.
The Scottish Government has rejected calls for a public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety.
The Scottish Government's energy transition plans cannot "come at the cost" of north-east oil and gas jobs, Aberdeenshire MSPs warned yesterday.
A new research base with the tools to transform the UK into a global leader in oilfield demolition has opened in a tiny Aberdeenshire village.
The Scottish Government is being pushed for answers on whether it will back a public inquiry into helicopter safety offshore.
The UK Government has announced fresh funding for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the north-east – three years after scrapping a £1bn stake for developing the technology.
Unions will meet with Scottish Government ministers next month to rally support for a wide-ranging inquiry into offshore helicopter safety.