Oil and gas
‘What planet are these people on?’: Green MSP slams forecasts for north sea oil extraction until 2050
Wightman comments in contradiction to SNP, which welcomed the new report
SCOTTISH GREENS MSP Andy Wightman has criticised a new report forecasting increased oil & gas extraction from the north sea up until 2050, after the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change report just two weeks ago argued that the world economy needed to be carbon neutral by at least the mid-century to prevent catastrophic and irreversible climate change.
Scottish oil and gas industry receives £5.1m investment boost
Research and development programme will create 17 new jobs in Livingston
THE SCOTTISH oil and gas industry received a boost this week after the Scottish Government revealed a £5.1m funding plan for a research and development (R&D) programme.
Scottish Enterprise is giving £2.2m to Scaled Solutions, with the Livingston-based company investing a further £2.9m.
The initiative will see Scaled Solutions develop technology in corrosion and scaling mechanisms, creating 17 new jobs in R&D techniques.
Mike Fenwick: The ins and outs of Scotland's economy – a ghost story
Campaigner Mike Fenwick takes a look at the ghosts lurking in Scotland's economy...
THERE is no doubt in my mind that the Yes grassroots movement is far better prepared to address and debate the issues which truly matter for the time when Scotland gains independence.
Dispute in North Sea deepens as Wood Group digs in on pay cuts
Workers cite the size of pay cuts being proposed as reason for dispute
OVER 300 North Sea oil workers who are members of the RMT and Unite trade unions will begin a 48-hour strike from tomorrow 4 Aug, in protest at cuts in pay and conditions by their employer, the Wood Group.
This will be the second industrial action announced by the unions and will be supported by more protests at Shell’s London head office tomorrow.