The Tory energy secretary was dealing with 100 campaign messages a day as climate activists fought to block the controversial Cambo oil field expansion off Shetland.
Six months ago, UK North Sea oil and gas faced the bleakest outlook in its 50-year history.
Approval of the Shell Jackdaw gas field in the North Sea is now “imminent”, according to a newspaper report.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Scotland faces a “tsunami of fuel poverty” as energy bills are set to increase again in October.
ConocoPhillips and its partners are targeting 90 million barrels of oil from a new North Sea development.
Construction work is “progressing well” on the Penguins FPSO - the first new manned vessel for Shell in the northern North Sea for 30 years - following a series of delays.
Just over one year ago, the UK ended financial support for fossil fuel projects overseas. This meant ending export finance, aid funding and trade promotion for new crude oil, natural gas or thermal coal projects.
The UK Government has blocked access for Russia to Britain’s professional services exports.
Europe invested almost £35 billion in new wind farms last year, bankrolling 25 gigawatts (GW) of fresh capacity.
BP has announced plans to invest £18 billion in the UK energy system by 2030, with the North Sea at its heart, days after calls were once again raised for an oil and gas windfall tax.
The FPSO for the Shell Pierce gas expansion project in the UK North Sea is “nearly there” with its refurbishment work.
A ministerial visit that’s long stuck in my mind was to a city called Khanty-Mansiysk far to the north in Siberia. You haven’t heard of it? Well, join a very large club to which I belonged before going there.
As of 26 April, Westwood Global Energy reports that there is one exploration well and one appraisal well active, in the CNS and NNS respectively. One appraisal well is in the process of being suspended since the last report.
CNOOC has brushed aside recent media reports that the firm is considering withdrawing from oilfield investments in the UK North Sea, the US and Canada.
The UK Government expects Britain can stop importing Russian natural gas before the end of the year, sooner than expected, a person familiar with the matter said.
The giant heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has arrived on site to remove the jacket of the Ninian Northern field.
Low-level disruptions to fuel supply for UK service stations continued Monday as environmental protestors remained locked to energy infrastructure.
With the UK’s energy security strategy due for publication on Thursday, Energy Voice pulls together the likely outcomes.
I recently heard a BBC Scotland reporter state, almost as a throw-away “fact” about energy problems arising from the Ukraine war, that Scotland is, of course, unaffected because we produce more power than we consume.
Orsted has struck a £3 billion deal to sell a 50% stake in Hornsea 2, soon to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
As we emerge from the pandemic, with a rapidly rising oil price and a recognition that oil and gas are vital to security of domestic supply, delayed projects are coming back on stream and new ones are being sanctioned.
The company behind the low-cost district heating scheme in Aberdeen is to terminate its contract with Russian state-owned Gazprom.
Shell has announced it will invest up to £25 billion in the UK energy system in the coming years.
UK taxpayers could face billions of pounds in costs if the government ends up nationalising a unit of Gazprom PJSC that supplies about a fifth of the country’s commercial gas.
The UK and Denmark are widely considered the titans of the offshore wind industry and the third episode of Bigger Faster Better explores the outlook for this low-carbon technology as the global energy transition gathers pace.