An MSP claims it is "not surprising" that the North Sea oil and gas industry has called for another lifeline in today's budget.
There is no question that 2016 was another very challenging year for the oil and gas industry.
Labour has renewed calls for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland ahead of a Holyrood debate on the environment.
A call for decommissioning work to go to Dundee has been condemned by Aberdeen MSPs.
The news the Aberdeen City Region Deal amounts to just a quarter of the Glasgow agreement was met with disappointment across the north-east last night.
Scottish Labour have claimed the Scottish Energy Jobs Taskforce does not "even keep track" of whether any energy jobs have been saved since the global decline in oil price. The criticism comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the taskforce, which was set up last year by the Scottish Government, would be continuing indefinitely.
An SNP MSP has called for a “year of action” by the government in the oil and gas industry. Mark McDonald gave his backing to Sir Ian Wood who, in an interview with Energy Voice, said the offshore sector had to “keep cool” and “not panic”. The former Wood Group Chief Executive said that the industry could not afford to lose “good companies” while the oil price dipped under $30 a barrel.
There is “no crisis” in Scotland’s oil industry despite barrel prices plummeting and tens of thousands of workers losing their jobs, an SNP MSP has claimed.