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UK offshore oil sector lost 65.000 jobs; industry's challenge: taking a barrel's operational cost to £15

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 09:59 UTC
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The contraction of Britain's offshore oil sector has already stripped out 65,000 jobs, according to a new report. The calculation of a 15% drop since the start of last year came from the annual economic impact report of trade body Oil and Gas UK. Read full article

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  • Briton

    Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: ”This report demonstrates that a number of opportunities remain across the Scottish oil and gas industry

    should the British invest in British oil,
    after all, its British and benefits the British people,

    and yet the first section answers all the doubters,
    Scottish oil.......

    just my pennies worth.

    Sep 12th, 2015 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Briton....
    .... Scottish oil and gas industry....not Scottish oil...
    It is referring to the oil and gas industry in Scotland...there is also the English oil and gas industry....
    The largest refinery in the UK is actually in Fawley Southampton...
    and others on the Humber...Mersey etc....

    Sep 12th, 2015 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    oddly enough i have not heard the TV or papers refer to it as English oil , gas , or anything else,

    its refered to as british,
    just saying like.

    Sep 12th, 2015 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Ok...England has an oil and gas INDUSTRY...
    Scotland has an oil and gas INDUSTRY...
    The Oil and Gas is British....

    Sep 12th, 2015 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4. Scotland has nothing that England hasn't given it! The scotch need to learn gratitude and humility.

    Sep 12th, 2015 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Do you mean like the television...or are you referring to the telephone...

    Sep 12th, 2015 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Here we go again.

    Sep 12th, 2015 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    I know.

    So predictable.

    Sep 13th, 2015 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Which bit..? Conk attacking Scotland or me defending it....
    Isolde defending the Falklands....
    or Skip defending Australia...
    Yep predicable....
    ...
    ..
    .
    I'm not being funny...but ...Doh!

    Sep 13th, 2015 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).

    Sep 13th, 2015 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    United kingdom,
    probably the best kingdom in the world,
    just ask Carlsberg...??

    Sep 13th, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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