Return of North Sea Industry to Help Bring Back Well Paid Jobs
The return of confidence in the North Sea oil and gas industry will help stimulate the local economy and bring back well-paid and highly skilled jobs, according to Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman.
“The news that there is growing confidence in the North Sea oil and gas industry is to be welcomed – and proves the continued resilience of the sector despite the recent downturn,” SNP MP Blackman said in a statement sent to Rigzone.
“The North Sea oil and gas sector is a real success story for our economy – and with the right support it will continue to be for years to come,” she added.
Blackman also revealed that she has written to UK Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that she takes stronger action in the Queen’s Speech to support the oil and gas sector and the North East economy.
“The SNP manifesto for last week’s election made clear commitments to support the sector – and the Tories should look carefully at these proposals and implement them to ensure our oil and gas industry gets the right support,” Blackman said.
Recent findings of the 26th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute, revealed that 38 percent of contractors surveyed are more confident about business on the UKCS compared to just 10 percent who are less confident.
The numbers represent a significant rise from historic lows six months ago when only 12 percent of contractors were more confident and 47 percent were less confident.
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