North Sea Oil

Sorry, Mr Cameron - A Financial Bandaid Will Not Fix North Sea Oil

Nash Riggins | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Politicians should know better than to presume that flogging a dead horse will get the UK's oil industry back up-and-running. If anything, by attempting to jumpstart production with public funds, we'll simply perpetuate industrial recession. That's not good business and it's not good politics. Then again, it does make for a half-decent soundbite.

Does the UK Have a Paris Climate Plan or is the Government Calling Our Bluff?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It’s been four months since Prime Minister David Cameron’s new majority government came into power and there are just three months before the Pari...

An Independent Scotland Would Be a Setback for Tackling Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland has been cited as the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy, to harvest that potential to the full, Scotland will need to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Furthermore whether independent or not, the Scottish economy must transition itself further away from fossil fuels rather than developing closer bonds with a dirty energy system. I urge the Scots to vote no to Independence on Thursday.

'Border Guards On Hadrian's Wall' In Independent Scotland

PA | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics

There could be "border guards along Hadrian's Wall" if Scotland votes for independence, a think tank has seriously suggested. The new country woul...

The Final Countdown

John Robertson | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
John Robertson

We now have only 20 days before we make the biggest ever decision for Scotland. It is not one that will have an impact only this year, or for the next five years, but one that will decide the futures of our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren and many generations to come.

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 | 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...