North Sea Oil

Salmond's Oil Predictions May Have Been Tincy Bit Overestimated

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has been accused of massively overestimating the size of the North Sea oil reserves by a major oil tycoon, in a damning verdict that crit...

Asa Bennett

5 Questions Salmond Should Ask Darling In Tonight's Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will clash tonight over Scottish independence for a two-hour lived televised debate on the Scottish STV channel. ...

Cameron and Salmond: It's Time to Wave Goodbye to the UK"s North Sea Oil and Gas Reserves

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, is basing the economics in these fossil fuels as the economic cornerstone of Scottish independence, while UK Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing that Scotland will need to stay in the UK for these resources best to be managed.

Everyone In Norway Is Now A Millionaire

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Everyone in Norway is now a krone millionaire thanks to their sovereign wealth fund soaring on the back of high oil prices. According to Norway's c...

Being Part of the UK Allows Us to Maximise the North Sea's Potential

Alistair Darling | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alistair Darling

It is increasingly clear that Alex Salmond will say and do anything to get us to vote for independence. For months we have heard him say that there is £1.5trillion worth of reserves remaining in the North Sea. Yet this week it emerged that this is based on dodgy figures which show a fundamental misunderstanding of the sector. This is a blatant attempt to cook the books in order to fool the Scottish people.

North Sea Oil Gets £1 Billion Boost

PA | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

A £1 billion project to develop two oil fields in the North Sea has been given the go-ahead. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has appro...

PM To Push For Arab Investment In Nuclear Energy, Renewables And Oil

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron will push for massive new Middle Eastern investment in Britain's energy production on Tuesday - including cash for windfarms, nuclear en...

'London Should Pay £30bn Cost Of Decommissioning Scottish Oil Rig'

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Politics

A future £30bn bill for decommissioning Scottish oil rigs should be paid for by the UK government even if independence goes ahead, Scotland's energy ...

North Sea Oil Gets £10 Billion Boost

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

A consortium including oil giants BP and Shell is to invest £10 billion in North Sea oil projects, after the UK government granted the group permissi...

BP Reveals Contingency Strategy For North Sea Drilling Accidents

PA | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

Oil company BP has outlined its contingency plans as it prepares to start drilling off the coast of Shetland. The firm had planned to start drillin...

Oil Spill In North Sea Continues After Shell Claim Problem Solved

PA | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Oil is continuing to spill from a pipe below a platform in the North Sea, days after operator Shell said the problem was under co...

Leak Detected On Shell North Sea Oil Platform

PA | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A leak has been discovered on a North Sea oil platform owned by Royal Dutch Shell. The company said it was working to repair t...