Activist group Greenpeace has lost its court battle to block production from the Ithaca Energy and BP Vorlich oilfield in the North Sea.
With COP26 approaching, amid reports that police are preparing for major civic disruption, there are also plans that the Scottish criminal courts may be opened for extra sessions to deal with a potentially high number of arrests during the conference.
A Greenpeace challenge to the UK Government over a decision to allow BP to drill for oil in the North Sea is "largely procedural and opportunistic", a court has heard.
Environmental campaigners were "substantially prejudiced" by the UK Government's failure to follow procedures for publicising an oil company's application for drilling consent, a court has heard.
Greenpeace is launching a court challenge against the UK Government, Ithaca Energy and BP over permits for a North Sea oilfield.
Energy giant BP has been fined £50,000 by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) over a North Sea licence breach.
Police Scotland has been offered use of an idle oil rig in order to train against a recent wave of protests in the North Sea.
Oil giant BP’s quest to transition away from fossil fuels and become a net-zero emitter by 2050 has left it caught in a “conundrum”, analysts said yesterday.
BP fell to pre-tax losses of £18 billion in 2020 as the energy giant’s balance sheet creaked under the weight of lower oil and gas prices.
First oil from a North Sea field has been hailed as an encouraging sign that the basin remains attractive.
A £200 million North Sea project that environmental activists repeatedly tried to thwart has delivered first oil.
Greenpeace has failed in its legal move against government approval of a BP oil field in the North Sea.
Ithaca Energy plans to shed a quarter of its onshore workforce after sinking to a £944m pre-tax loss amid the "historic collapse" of oil and gas prices.
Climate activist group Greenpeace has a “good chance” of challenging BP’s North Sea permit for the Vorlich field, according to the organisation’s director.
Impairments led North Sea operator Ithaca Energy to a £111.4m pre-tax loss in 2019, while the Covid-19 outbreak threatens delays to future projects.
Oil and gas giant BP is set to open a new Dyce-based Covid-19 testing facility to halt the spread of the virus to its North Sea assets.
The UK Government has been ordered to pay the costs of Greenpeace seeking a judicial review after it rubber-stamped BP’s drilling plans for a North Sea field without telling the public.
BP has pushed back a final investment decision (FID) on its Clair South project to make sure it aligns with low carbon ambitions.
Climate activist group Greenpeace has been given the legal right to challenge oil giant BP over a North Sea drilling permit on the eve of the firm appointing its new chief executive.
One of the world’s biggest offshore drilling contractors will go to court today seeking action against Greenpeace following a massive demonstration earlier this year.
BP’s North Sea boss has said Greenpeace activists told him they targeted the company because they believed BP “can actually make a difference” on climate change.
Five Greenpeace protesters who occupied an oil rig for almost four days costing the operators and the taxpayer more than £500,000 have been spared a jail sentence.
It did not take long for declarations of a climate emergency to prompt the kind of episode they are assumed in some quarters to legitimise.
Police Scotland is seeking to make further arrests as it attempts to bring an end to a bitter North Sea standoff between oil giant BP and the climate activist group Greenpeace.
Oil and gas chiefs are today to hold crisis talks in an effort to bring to an end a “dangerous” stand-off between climate activists and oil giant BP.