The extraction of shale gas is a hugely controversial issue.
The continual cry of the business community in recent months has been for more information on what independence could mean for Scotland.
I spent an interesting hour or two at a business-focussed head-to-head independence referendum debate at the headquarters of Thorntons solicitors in Dundee earlier this week.
A grey cloud that had stubbornly refused to shift from the skies above Perth started to melt away at the weekend.
So farewell Stephen Hester, the chief executive of beleaguered RBS, who is to shoulder his shovel and head for the sunset later this year.
Taxes are never popular. However, the genuine loathing for air passenger duty (APD) still makes me stand up and take notice.
Maximising economic benefit by maximising recovery is now the key goal of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
If you want to have a sensible debate about fracking then now is not the time to do it.
Will they never learn?
A fair amount of knickers were in a twist this week after Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement of an extension to the UK’s proposed high-speed rail project.