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08.09.2014 Scotland Leads Calls for Crackdown on Trade in Smuggled Oil by Islamic State

Scotland is leading calls for an EU-led crackdown on the illicit trade in black market oil fuelling the march of the terror group Islamic State through the Middle East.

01.07.2014 Fracking: Scotland’s shale gas resources revealed

Scotland’s Central Belt is sitting on billions of barrels of shale oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, an official survey has discovered.

06.05.2014 Scotland's International oil & gas supply chain activity grows to record levels

New figures released today as part of Scottish Development International's Survey of International Activity in the Oil & Gas Sector show that international activity now accounts for more than half of total oil & gas supply chain sales from Scotland, totalling a r

07.03.2014 Shell wants Scotland to stay in UK as oil firms opt for stability

Royal Dutch Shell has become the second energy heavyweight to urge Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom as the campaign for Scottish independence battles mounting opposition from businesses.

24.02.2014 UK cabinet warns Scotland over North Sea oil

The future of the North Sea oil and gas industry could be put at risk if Scotland votes for independence, David Cameron signalled on February 22, as the full weight of the British government is mobilised for the first time in the campaign to keep the United Kingdom toget

05.11.2013 SafeHouse to Help China’s CNOOC Boost Safety

China National Offshore Oil Corp on November 4 signed a contract worth 150,000 pounds ($239,385) with Scotland's SafeHouse Habitats Ltd to boost the Chinese firm's safety conditions in offshore platforms, China Daily reported on November 5. 

25.10.2013 UK Petrol Demand Falls

The current problems at the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical complex are deep-seated, and developments in the international oil and gas markets have exacerbated these problems, The Scotsman reported on October 25.