Alex Salmond calls for North Sea oil to benefit "the people"
Former first minister criticises UK Government’s handling of the North Sea sector, but is rebuked by Scottish environmentalists
FORMER FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND has called for North Sea oil and gas to benefit “the workers, the communities and the people” over the next several decades.
First Minister opens new Statoil Headquarters in Aberdeen as part of retraining push
Despite lower wholesale prices for oil and gas, first minister makes bid for bright future in North Sea Oil
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon opened the new headquarters of Statoil in Aberdeen, as she made the case for how the Scottish Government planned to support the oil and gas industry and bring long term stability.
The Norwegian Energy titan defied the current downward trend of wholesale oil and gas prices and has begun plans to employ up to 200 employees onshore and up to 500 people offshore by 2018.
Norway's oil fund reaches $1 trillion as value of North Sea oil rises
Norway’s oil-fuelled sovereign wealth fund has reached its highest ever value as Nicola Sturgeon calls signs of improvement in the North Sea oil and gas sector “encouraging”
NORWAY’S sovereign wealth fund, currently the largest in the world and backed by the nation’s oil reserves, have exceeded $1 trillion in value for the first time.
Exclusive: Norway reveals “open mind” to welcoming independent Scotland to EFTA membership
With a hard Brexit and independence referendum looming EFTA members juggle idea of Scottish membership if EU road is blocked
THE NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT will keep an “open mind” to the idea of Scotland joining the european free trade association otherwise known as EFTA.
It would not be drawn on the issue of independence but suggested that there was scope for cooperation with either the UK or an independent Scotland on issues such as fishing and trade.