Plans to enact a windfall tax on the profits of the oil and gas companies have drawn a mixed reaction from political figures.
Following criticism in parliament the Scottish Government has replied to a letter from Aberdeen businesses which warned against creating a “hostile investment environment” for oil and gas, but recipients say it does not guarantee new exploration.
MSPs will discuss the future of the oil and gas industry tomorrow during a debate in the Scottish Parliament.
Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has said only the “hard right” now support new oil and gas extraction in the North Sea.
The Greens and Tories have clashed over plans for energy giant BP to work with Aberdeen council to develop a hydrogen hub in the city.
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The Scottish Government has been urged to stop ‘sitting on the fence’ over the controversial Cambo oilfield near Shetland.
The Scottish Government’s digital vaccine passport delay is jeopardising the livelihoods of oil and gas workers, a north-east MSP has said.
The Scottish Government has decided not to let up quarantine rules for oil and gas workers returning from overseas, deciding that doing so would be “too risky”.
The Scottish Government is being urged to set a date for reviewing current restrictions for Scots returning from oil jobs overseas.
Confusion reigned today over changes to Holyrood’s Covid-19 hotel quarantine rules for Scots returning from overseas oil jobs.
Nicola Sturgeon said today that the Scottish Government would “consider” excusing Scots from having to quarantine in hotels on their return from overseas oil jobs.