Oil and Gas

Osborne Must Take Action Now to Secure the Future of the North Sea Oil and Gas Industry

Callum McCaig | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Callum McCaig

Scotland's oil and gas industry has generated well over £300billion for Treasury coffers and it employs over 375,000 people from across the UK. It is an important industry for the north east of Scotland and the national economy, and one that has benefited UK government expenditure for very many years.

Amber Rudd Must Stand Up for British Industry and Consumers

Alexander Temerko | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

It's time for urgent action from the government to wake up to these market forces and what they mean for British consumers, British firms and British industry. We've failed to benefit from the plunge in prices; it's now essential not to be caught out by the rebound...

100 Billion Barrels of Oil Were Discovered in England - So What?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Kyla Mandel

The amount of oil found is significant, but not for the reasons touted by UKOG. Assuming there really are 100 billion barrels of oil, if it was all extracted and all of it was burnt, a total 37.5Gt of CO2 would be released. This is roughly equal to one year of current global emissions.

The End of China's 'Peaceful Rise' Doctrine?

Paul Reynolds | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The new Chinese leadership has, over the last 18 months, shown itself to be very different from that of successive Post-1980 reformist administrations. The 'market reform' rhetoric is still there. The assertions about Communist Party supremacy and dislike of Western democratic values, are still there...

Roaming Freely in Search of Shale

Angus Evers | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Angus Evers

Few topics arouse such strong opinions in the UK as much as the question of whether we should exploit the nation's potential onshore shale gas and oil reserves through fracking...

The Extractive Industries: The Case for Greater Transparency

Ann McKechin | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

The perennial paradox of international development is that countries with the most plentiful natural resources - whether oil, gas or diamonds - often tend to be relatively poor, undemocratic and economically stagnant...

Human Rights, Hashtags and the UK's Policy Towards Central Asia

Eleanor Blatchley | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Eleanor Blatchley

It's clear that the biggest priority of all with regards to Uzbekistan is securing the safe passage of UK military equipment from Afghanistan back through Uzbek territory. In February the UK agreed to gift £450,000 of military kit to the country to secure such passage. Defence minister Philip Hammond said he was confident the kit would not be used for 'internal repression'. But even if this supposed confidence is not misguided, what message does it send that a government which just a few years ago was under strict arms embargoes from the EU and US on human rights grounds (for massacring hundreds of its own citizens in Andijan in 2005) is now enjoying military gifts from the UK?

Oil - The City Of London's Other Big Industry And A Source For Jobs In 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

If you're struggling to find work at the moment and have any sort of engineering background, it might pay to retrain as an oil and gas engineer. In...

A Trans Caspian Project May Lead to Military Confrontation Within the Region

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Azerbaijan stands out as the only former Soviet republic that can neither be described as pro-Russian or pro-Western.

Plans To 'Kill' North Sea Gas Leak Can go Ahead

Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

Plans to "kill" a gas leak on an offshore platform by pumping mud into it can go ahead, experts have said. A team from operators Total and Wild Wel...

Total Losing Nearly A Million A Day From Gas Leak

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

A gas leak on an offshore platform in the North Sea is costing its operators almost a million pounds a day in lost production. Oil and gas company ...

There is No Global Economy

Notting Hill Editions | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK
Notting Hill Editions

From Notting Hill Editions (www.nottinghilleditions.com) There is only the closely-enmeshed interdependence of national economies, writes Tom Kremer...

North Sea Still Has 'Significant Unharvested Oil Reserves'

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics

The North Sea could still contain more than £1 trillion-worth of oil and gas, energy minister Fergus Ewing has said. Mr Ewing told MSPs that with ...

Exxon Deal Beckons Kurdistan's Advent

Shwan Zulal | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK
Shwan Zulal

n a game changing oil deals in Kurdistan region, Exxon Mobil has signed a contract for six blocks with Kurdistan Regional Government, reported the FT. There were rumours about a major US oil company circling in Kurdistan region, but expert dismissed any deals because of the danger of being black listed by Baghdad.