David Carr: The truths and irrelevancies about Scottish oil
Commonspace columnist David Carr talks about the so-called 'grievance culture' surrounding oil - and why we must find a constructive way forward
MENTION of oil always sparks an interest in Scotland as the backbone of a strong economy. Historically it has been mismanaged, but what should be done about this?
David Carr: Beyond the McCrone report - changing Scotland’s cultural dependence on oil
CommonSpace columnist David Carr explains why oil is so over - and why that might not matter
EARLIER in the year, the discovery of new offshore oil reserves west of Shetland was greeted with celebration.
For some, this bolsters the case for wealthy future, harking back to Professor Gavin McCrone’s suppressed 1974 Scottish Office report which stated that an independent Scotland would have a "chronic surplus to a quite embarrassing degree". Here is evidence that Scotland is big, rich and clever enough to stand on its own.
“Largest undeveloped” oil field discovered west of Shetland Isles
Hurricane Energy claims one billion recoverable barrels of oil could be extracted from new find
SCOTLAND’S North Sea Oil industry has received a boost with the discovery of substantial new reserves 60 miles west of the Shetland Isles.
Hurricane Energy, which made the find, hopes to begin extraction of a projected one billion barrels of oil in 2019. The new find has expanded the area over which oil fields are being surveyed in the North Sea.
Hurricane CEO Dr Robert Trice said: “This is a highly significant moment for Hurricane.
Palestine campaigners oppose Israeli takeover of North Sea oil
As multi-million-pound deal is struck in the North Sea, Palestine groups question morality of Israeli-Aberdeen deal
PRO-PALESTINIAN campaigners have responded angrily to the recent takeover of Ithica Energy, a major stakeholder in North Sea oil, by an Israeli firm with connections to Israel’s Government.
Delek, founded in 1951 by the Israeli Government, announced an agreed takeover of Ithaca Energy, headquartered in Scotland which operates a 55% stake in the Stella, North Sea oil field.