Scottish Secretary David Mundell will travel to Texas today in a bid to boost support for the struggling North Sea oil sector.
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Unite is to ballot offshore workers on possible strike action in the North Sea after talks with Wood Group over pay and conditions broke down.
The UK Government has incurred a loss from oil and gas production for the first time in history.
It has been hailed as a potential lifeline for local businesses looking to grow overseas, but Dundee's new direct flight to Amsterdam proved a holiday saver for one Dutch couple.
Contractors in the North Sea plan to lay off almost one in five UK-based workers this year, a new report has found.
North Sea oil and gas workers who lose their jobs should be given the chance to work in the fracking industry, an energy minister has said.
The £2.5 billion Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) in the North Sea has reached a major milestone with the installation of the new Montrose Bridge Linked Platform.
Oil services company John Wood Group has said that operating profit could plunge 20% this year as the falling price of crude continues to hit producers and explorers.
Scottish economist Tony Mackay has predicted there will be little or no tax revenues from North Sea oil and gas fields over the next few years.
Embattled oil giant BP posted more hefty losses in the first three months of the year, just two weeks after suffering an investor rebellion over its chief executive's pay deal.