net importer


Alarming decline in UKCS production


THE latest UKCS oil and production statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show big falls. June's output averaged 946,982 barrels per day, which was down 12.4% on June 2010. Gas averaged 4,004million (4billion) cu.ft, down 26.5% year on year.

Oil & Gas

Quit the nuclear hypocrisy

While I have long regarded the Scottish Government's attempt to veto nuclear new-build in Scotland as a damaging piece of gesture politics, I must admit to having underestimated both its absurdity and hypocrisy.