Revellers will raise a glass one last time to a pub which opened more than 100 years ago.
Labour will pile the pressure on the Scottish Government today to release up-to-date figures on job losses in the offshore industry.
Workers who face losing their jobs in the oil and gas sector will be helped to move into other employment in the energy industry and manufacturing through a new £12 million fund announced by Scotland’s First Minister.
A special meeting of the Scottish cabinet is being held today with talks focused on the oil and gas industry.
FORMER First Minister, Alex Salmond says new tax cuts are needed in the spring budget for the crisis-hit oil and gas industry.
A NORTH-EAST politician said today more needed to be done to galvanise the North Sea oil and gas industry. Writing for Energy Voice, Aberdeen South MP Callum McCaig said: “New Year is a time for a new approach to the mature oil fields of the North Sea.” For the full story, see Energy Voice.
AN offshore union boss today described the impact of plunging oil prices and the fall-out for North Sea workers.
Energy giant Shell has been fined £22,500 after it admitted committing one of the worst North Sea oil leaks in the past 10 years.
UP TO 80 oil sector jobs are at risk after a cost cutting review.
AN OWL who landed on a North Sea oil rig has been released back into the wild by the Scottish SPCA.
Bibby Offshore has launched a jobs consultation with staff over redundancies from its North Sea operations. It is understood around 120 jobs are under consultation with around 40 job losses expected across all departments. For more on this story visit EnergyVoice.com
Oil and gas firms in the Aberdeen area could be potentially spending millions of pounds on empty office space no longer being used.
High value homes in the north east of Scotland are proving harder to shift with an increasing number coming on the market at lower prices than before, according to property experts.
AN OWL that crash landed on a North Sea oil and gas platform has been airlifted to safety. The exhausted short eared owl was a found by workers on a platform on Wednesday. He was later flown by helicopter to Aberdeen when crew were returning on shore. Read more at Energy Voice
Trade union members from Unite have voted in favour of strike action. The catering and auxillary staff have been in dispute with COTA (Catering Offshore Trade Association) over a pay freeze. For more on this story see Energy Voice
North Sea oil and gas workers are feeling impact of the low oil price which has hit wages and left many chasing jobs, according to recruitment specialists in Aberdeen.
AN OIL firm is in consultation over potential job losses. Technip has launched the consultation with its Aberdeen-based Subsea UK business. For more on this story visit Energy Voice
A MAN is being airlifted from a North Sea oil rig after falling ill. Aberdeen Coastguard dispatched the Bond 1 helicopter to the Safe Bristolia platform at 12.35pm today. The condition of the man is not thought to be life threatening, but he is to be taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precaution.
Shell has lodged an application to develop a new hydrocarbon play in the North Sea. The oil major applied to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for consent to develop the Baroli hydrocarbon field located 230km east of the Scottish coastline in the Central North Sea. For the full story visit EnergyVoice.
OFFSHORE caterers are to be balloted for industrial action.
Maersk Oil today confirmed it would invest $4.5billion in its high pressure, high temperature Culzean field in the UK Central North Sea.
THREE new appointments have been made to an oil and gas industry body.
Hotel occupancy rates have fallen in the last 12 months due to the oil price crash, according to a new report from the Scottish Parliament.
MOTORISTS faced delays today after a lorry spilled oil on an Aberdeen road.
NORTH Sea workers at a global oil firm are expected to move to a three-on/three-off shift pattern early next year.
A MAJOR oil firm has confirmed its offshore workers will be the latest to move over to a new three weeks on shift pattern.
UNION leaders have urged oil workers to back proposals from firms over new shift patterns. In a letter obtained by the Evening Express, the GMB union has proposed to members that three weeks on and three weeks off should be implemented offshore. For more on this story, visit Energy Voice
Aberdeen-based oil firm Ceona has confirmed it will be cutting jobs – but said it was too early to say just how many.
CONFIDENCE in the North Sea oil industry is plumbing the depths, a report revealed today.
AN OIL giant today announced staff will move to a 3/3 rota in January.