A sector deal for the oil and gas industry is now “unlikely” after ministers rebuffed the recommendations of an influential Commons committee, it has been claimed.
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MPs from across the political spectrum yesterday urged the UK Government to make progress on a vital deal to sustain the North Sea energy industry.
As someone who provided written evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee, The future of the oil and gas industry, I attended the launch of the final report at an Oil and Gas Technology Centre session on Monday, February 4th.
A key player behind the oil and gas sector deal yesterday called for more “urgency” in implementing the proposals.
An “ambitious” oil and gas sector deal will be crucial to protect the north-east’s status as a global energy powerhouse, a new report said.
The oil industry will get an update on its bid for a money-spinning sector deal in “weeks, not months”, the UK’s energy minister said yesterday.
Keeping old oil and gas platforms in place could be a “triple win” for the North Sea, creating a fresh wave of employment, according to a conservationist group.
The north east subsea sector could miss out on a multi-billion pound opportunity without “critical” support from the UK government, an industry veteran has warned.
Onshore oil and gas production would be a “powerful addition” to Scotland’s “portfolio”, an industry veteran said.
North Sea industry needs more “transparency” on the delivery of a multi-billion pound sector deal before it can make greater strides to secure its future, oil chiefs said.
Uncertainty surrounding Brexit could result in a "missed opportunity" for the North Sea oil and gas industry, MPs have been told.
The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) will give evidence to an inquiry into the future of the sector in Aberdeen next week.
Unite is to call on the UK government to provide the offshore sector with “strategic state support” to address emerging challenges.
MPs have launched an inquiry into the future of the oil and gas industry in Scotland.
The interim chief executive of Opito told MPs yesterday the UK Government’s new apprenticeship levy will have “unacceptable” implications for Scotland’s oil and gas sector.
Iain McMillan, director of CBI Scotland, called for improvements to careers advice services for young people to plug the gap in the future.
The UK Government has failed to make a convincing case to justify closing two maritime rescue co-ordination centres in Scotland, according to a group of MPs.
EUROPEAN Union plans to take regulatory control of the oil and gas industry could undermine all the health and safety work done in the North Sea since the Piper Alpha disaster, it was claimed yesterday.