Evening Express

Scotland’s oil and gas sales up 18% to £20 billion

Scottish oil and gas sales saw an 18.2% increase to £20 billion in the last financial year.

New figures have been published by the Scottish Government showing a boost in sales for 2017-18, although production has dipped.

The sales value is up by from £16.9bn in 2016-17 thanks to higher oil prices.

However, production dropped 1.7% on the previous year, with an estimated 73.7million tonnes of oil equivalent produced in the country’s waters.

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