As I write this in the run-up to Christmas it feels as if the Government has bestowed a series of Christmas presents on the industry.
shale gas development
The US is now the global leader in the exploitation of shale-based hydrocarbon resources, fuelled by rising demand for natural gas and economic imperative, according to ExxonMobil.
Among OTC regulars from Scotland is Jock Gardiner, energy industry partner at Maven Capital Partners, who is now on his 14th trip to the show.
Major oil and gas investment to the tune of $100million in the Arctic is predicted over the next 10 years, according to new research.
The debate surrounding the environmental impact of unconventional gas production (including shale gas) in the UK is gaining strength, as DECC's (Department of Energy and Climate Change) 14th Landward Licensing Round approaches.