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The oil and gas industry, which currently supports one in 80 jobs across the UK, will provide careers for some 12,000 new entrants over the next five years according to Read more
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Oil & Gas UK welcomes the Government’s long term plans for North Sea fiscal reform announced in Aberdeen today (4 December) by the Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary Read more
Thursday 4 December 2014
Today’s announcement from the Chancellor George Osborne, that the ‘vital’ UK offshore oil and gas industry is to see an immediate reduction of two percentage points in its tax rate, Read more
Wednesday 3 December 2014
Oil & Gas UK has today (24 November) published two updated sets of guidelines to help operators of Floating Production Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs), Floating Storage Units (FSUs) and Read more
Monday 24 November 2014
Oil & Gas UK congratulates Nicola Sturgeon on becoming leader of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland. As the largest trade association for the offshore oil and gas industry Read more
Thursday 20 November 2014
 “Technology - A new way forward for the UKCS?” is the title of the next Oil & Gas UK breakfast briefing at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on December Read more
Thursday 20 November 2014
The environmental performance of the UK offshore industry is captured in an Oil & Gas UK report published today (November 19). Emissions to the atmosphere, discharges to the sea, waste Read more
Wednesday 19 November 2014
At the PETEX 2014 conference in London today (November 18) Oil & Gas UK announced the kick- off of two projects aimed at stimulating exploration on the UK Continental Shelf Read more
Tuesday 18 November 2014
The production of offshore oil and gas is subject to the highest corporate taxes in the UK, ranging from 62 to 81 per cent. Tailored tax allowances, introduced by this Read more
Friday 14 November 2014
The winners of the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2014, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited, have been announced following a sold-out evening event in Aberdeen. All seven winners were presented Read more
Friday 7 November 2014
Oonagh Werngren MBE, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director, said: “Today’s announcement by the UK Government that it is to award 134 licences to companies wanting to explore for oil Read more
Thursday 6 November 2014
Commenting on the announcement that Andy Samuel has been appointed the first chief executive of the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive Malcolm Webb said: Read more
Thursday 6 November 2014
Following evidence submitted to the Treasury for its recent consultation on the North Sea tax regime, Oil & Gas UK has this week made a further representation, repeating calls for Read more
Wednesday 5 November 2014
At today’s (November 5 ) PILOT Share Fair, Oil & Gas UK celebrated achieving  a record breaking 500 members, with Dundee-headquartered business  SafeHouse Habitats (Scotland Ltd) becoming the milestone company Read more
Wednesday 5 November 2014
The Q3 2014 Oil & Gas UK Business Sentiment Index published today (October 30) shows that optimism in the sector continues to decline with a drop from two points above Read more
Thursday 30 October 2014
The Transport Select Committee published its report on offshore helicopter safety in July. Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Malcolm Webb responded in a letter to the Committee report at Read more
Monday 27 October 2014
Oil & Gas UK welcomes today’s (October 23) announcement by GDF SUEZ E&P Ltd and BP of a new discovery in the UK Central North Sea (CNS) as a great Read more
Thursday 23 October 2014
The UK oil and gas industry’s urgent need to improve its efficiency and reduce costs will provide a key focus of Oil & Gas UK’s 2014 PILOT Share Fair at Read more
Thursday 23 October 2014
The death of Christophe de Margerie comes as a shock and a heavy blow for the whole of our industry.   Oil & Gas UK sends its deepest condolences to Read more
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Oil & Gas UK, the offshore oil and gas industry’s leading trade association, has today (October 20th) announced that its chief executive Malcolm Webb intends to retire next year.  The Read more
Monday 20 October 2014